Men Get Eating Disorders Too, The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove,
As You Are and Brighton and Hove Eating Disorders Service (BHEDS) are pleased to announce the new Eating Disorders Peer Support service for Brighton and Hove.
The Peer Support Service will involve three groups for adults affected by eating disorders in men, women and carers living in Brighton and Hove.
The main purpose for the groups is to provide those who attend a space to meet with other sufferers/carers to share their experiences and coping strategies. Our group aim is to ease isolation by offering inclusion to men/women/carers who attend.
What the group will offer:
•A safe and welcoming environment where sufferers/carers can share and discuss their experiences.
•Monthly meetings with other sufferers/carers to offer and receive peer support.
•Information and advice on eating disorders to enable better understanding of symptoms.
•Gateways to support (e.g. counselling, other therapies and support groups).
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 men’s, women’s and carers peer support groups will be held monthly on a weekday evening, as follows:
•Women’s group: To take place on the first Tuesday of the month starting 1st July, 7.00-8.30pm. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To take place on the third Wednesday of the month starting 16th July, 7.00-8.30pm. Contact email: email@example.com
•Men’s group: To take place on the last Wednesday of the month starting 30th July, 7.00-8.30pm. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the groups will take place at Community Base (South Wing), 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG
**SAVE THE DATE: Brighton and Hove Eating Disorders Peer Support Service community launch event to take place on Tuesday 7th October, 2-4pm at Community Base. To register your interest in attending please email email@example.com **