Brighton & Hove Peer Support Service

The Brighton and Hove Eating Disorders Peer Support Service (branded as BHEDS Peer 2 Peer) is a partnership between Men Get Eating Disorders Too, As You Are, The Carers’ Centre for Brighton and Hove and the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The Peer Support Service will involve two groups: one for men and women directly affected by eating disorders and one for their families and friends who are in a supporting role.

The main purpose for the groups is to provide those who attend a space to meet with others in a similar situation to share their experiences and coping strategies. Our group aim is to ease isolation by offering inclusion to those who attend.

Our groups offer:
• A safe and welcoming environment where those directly affected by eating disorders and those in a supporting role can share and discuss their experiences.
•Information and advice on eating disorders to enable better understanding of symptoms.
•Gateways to support including counselling, other therapies, support groups and treatment e.g. Brighton and Hove Eating Disorders Peer Support Service.

Any individual affected by eating disorders and problem eating over the age of eighteen from the Brighton and Hove area is able to attend the groups. Those wishing to attend are welcome to be part of the Peer Support group whether or not they are currently receiving support such as counselling or other therapies.

The peer support groups will be held monthly on a weekday evening, as follows:

•For those directly affected:

– First Tuesday of the month, 7.00-8.30pm.
– Third Wednesday of the month, 7.00-8.30pm.
Contact email: bhedspeer2peer@gmail.com

•Family/friends group:

– Last Wednesday of the month, 7.00 – 8:30pm
Contact email: bheds.carers@gmail.com

All the groups will take place at Brighthelm Centre, North Street, BN1 1YD

Download: BHEDs poster 2016

Download: BHEDs leaflet 2016

For general enquiries about the service please email sam@mengetedstoo.co.uk

'Men Get Eating Disorders Too' is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1139351.

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