Eating Disorders Association (N.I.) provide a confidential weekly Online Support Group Service.
Presently, this service is specifically available for anyone who is affected by an eating disorder, with plans to expand the service to introduce a parents/carers group. The group’s ethos is that of hope and recovery and the aim of the group is to provide a safe and contained space whereby people can open up and talk about their thoughts, feelings and experiences without fear of judgement. This service provides another means of support for people affected by binge eating disorder particularly in cases where face to face support may feel daunting or overwhelming. There is no pressure to speak if you do not feel ready, it is ok to come along and simply listen and observe. Our Online Support Group Service is offered to people aged 18 and over only.
How do I take part in the Online Group?
Getting Started: Taking part in the online support group is really quick and simple. First of all, visit the online support page to create your very own personal account. You will then receive a verification email from us and you are then ready to start using the service.
Register For A Specific Group: From your account dash board, use the ‘support groups’ tab to display the calendar of upcoming groups. Choose the group that you wish to attend and register.
Attending the Group: Our trained facilitators will open the group at the stated start time. They will welcome everyone to the group and then post the ground rules (see below). We ask people to respect the groups ground rules at all times. The group is then open to allow for people to talk about how they are feeling and what is going on for them. The role of the facilitator is to enable this dialog and ensure the group is a safe space for everyone. There is no pressure to speak if you do not feel ready, it is ok to come along and simply listen and observe. The facilitators will end the group at the stated time.
If you would like more information about our support groups, please feel free to contact us at any time.
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