The Laurence Trust

The Laurence Trust was founded in April 2012 by Pamela Nugent and her son Christopher Nugent. The Laurence Trust is a self-funded voluntary group providing online support to male eating disorder sufferers and their families; and providing a helpline from 6pm to 9pm 7 days per week.

We promote preventative awareness by delivering workshops to schools, community groups, and to healthcare providers, we engage with voluntary support groups to share best practice and ensure that Male support is continuous towards recovery. The Laurence Trust seek to  educate members of the public of males suffering eating disorders.

Our commitment is to ensure that every man, every carer and every friend and family member feel valued.  As trustees, we will act, along with our volunteers at all times with: Dedication, Care, Responsibility, Compassion and Empathy and Professionalism.

Contact info and services offered

Information Helpline: 07510 371 335 (6pm-9pm 7 days per week)



Leaflets available on request 

The Laurence Trust is a registered charity with the Charity Commission N100082


Stamp-ED is a self- help peer support group of individuals who suffer from eating disorder, their carers and families. We offer support to any individual in the Northern Trust area who is or who knows someone suffering from any of the wide range of eating disorders as well as the general public and those in need of support during their recovery.

It covers Antrim and Newtownabbey District, Causeway Coast and Glens District, Mid and East Antrim District and the Mid Ulster District.

We produce information, advice, awareness leaflets, posters and pamphlets, as well as providing free awareness raising workshops and training, and have a dedicated website where we post up to date information on events, information and advice.

Facebook: Stamped Support Group (a closed/private, monitored group)


Tel: 028 94413307 (9am to 5pm weekdays)

Mob: 07927894030 (Chairperson – after hours)

Eating Disorders West – NI

‘Eating Disorders West-NI’ is a new branch working to support those affected by eating disorders. With extensive experience around eating disorders, body image and mental health, the initiative for ‘EDW-NI’ was launched in 2017 closely supported by ‘Eating Disorder Association Northern Ireland’.  As a new group, ‘EDW-NI’ is in the process of developing services in the Western HSCT Area. 

Current services include:

  • Support groups for those families/friends /carers of those affected by eating disorders.
  • One to one support sessions for those affected by body image / disordered eating issues.
  • deliver workshops to a range of audiences (general public/organisational/school/youth-work).

If you need support or information you can contact ‘Eating Disorders West-NI’ through the following details. Your message will be returned as soon as possible.

Helpline / Text line:       (+44) 0 7597 967 613

Email Address:

Follow us on Facebook:

Follow us on Instagram:  @EatingDisordersNI.West

Follow us on Twitter:     @eating_ni Eating Disorders West NI‏


AMH EveryBODY aims to promote greater understanding and awareness of eating disorders. We have adopted a recovery approach to provide help and support to people with eating disorders and also to their friends and family within the Southern Trust area. We also advocate and lobby on their behalf, for specialist services.

We offer training programmes to support awareness raising, increase knowledge of eating disorders and promote early intervention and pathways to appropriate support. Programmes are offered to post-primary schools, youth and community groups and health professionals.

AMH EveryBODY provides one to one support and information to people with eating disorders, as well as their family and friends. We will ensure that individuals are signposted to support services as appropriate e.g. GP, Specialist Eating Disorder services, community and voluntary services.

Monthly Care Support Groups are held - Second Wednesday of every month, 7-9pm

Tescos Extra Community Room, Bridgewater Retail Park, Banbridge, BT32 4LF

AMH EveryBODY also provides 5 week creative courses for individuals living with an eating disorder in the Southern Trust area. These courses are chance to learn a new skill for enjoyment that can be used as part of your recovery.

Deborah McCready - Project Worker

13 Church Street


BT62 3LN

T 028 3839 2314 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) 

M 07790885438


fightED provides support and advice to parents and carers who have a loved one suffering from an eating disorder. 

The charity was founded, and is run by, a family who have experienced and overcome an eating disorder, giving them first-hand experience and real understanding and insight of the devastating impact that eating disorders have on the whole family, not just the individual. 

fightED are the only organisation in Ireland to deliver the world-renowned New Maudsley Model workshops, which are designed specifically to educate and empower parents and carers. 

The workshops explore the difficulties in being a carer, what eating disorders are, causes of eating disorders, self-care and different caring styles, as well as teaching parents enhanced communication skills, the psychology of change, how to deal with conflict, how to promote recovery in their loved one, and many more skills. 

This leaves parents feeling better equipped to manage what is often a difficult and stressful situation. 

fightED also provide support and advice to families via phone and email.

To find out more about us please visit our website, or alternatively call us on 07999 901 936, or email

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