Eating Distress Support

Family and Friends Support Group from NIWE

NIWE is a north east charity offering support for anyone whose life is affected by eating distress, whether they are having difficulties themselves or supporting someone. All services are free and confidential.

Eating disorders can have a huge impact, not just on the individuals who are experiencing them, but also on their friends and family. Equally friends and family can have a really positive impact on someone’s recovery. It can be extremely distressing and stressful watching a loved one struggling in this way, and so NIWE provides a monthly support group for friends and families

The sessions are for all parents, carers and friends who are supporting a loved one who is living with eating distress. Sessions are held on the second Tuesday of the month, currently online via Zoom, from 6.00pm – 7.30pm.

This is a safe and confidential space to come together to share experiences, ideas and to offer mutual support. The group is facilitated by a NIWE practitioner and there is a strong focus in the sessions on developing resilience, positive coping mechanisms and self-care.

The aim is for the group to be self-determining, deciding and developing its own programme, with support, for members to grow together, offering mutual support, combatting isolation, ensuring self-care to enable their vital role supporting steps towards recovery of their loved one with eating disorder/distress.

For further information or to register, contact NIWE by email:


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