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About Us

Eating Distress North East (EDNE) was first established as NIWE in 1988 and re-launched in 2021. We offer independent confidential services mainly from our Newcastle base to people affected by eating distress across the North East of England.

Our roots are in community activism on Tyneside in the 1980s. We have retained the integrity of our foundational principles, being an enabling organization and understanding the value of continuing dialogue with people who use services and continue to offer empowering support to women and men. We remain flexible and responsive to changing need.

We are lucky to have a skilled and dedicated workforce, including volunteers, and a committed voluntary Board of trustees all helping to ensure the success of our mission.



Meet the Team

EDNE currently employs one full-time member of staff, five part-time staff and several sessional counsellors.

Our Story

EDNE was set up in 1988 in response to people asking for support because of problems around food, such as not eating or restricting; eating and getting rid of food; compulsively eating; and other issues.

Our Values

Our Vision 
‘Everyone affected by eating distress gets the right help at the right time and in the right place.’ 

First Steps

Our First Steps films tell the stories of 4 different people to help you recognise the signs and symptoms of eating distress/disorder and so to be able to take the First Step.

What People Say

  • General Testimonials
  • Counselling
  • Training
  • Courses
  • Health and wellbeing Sessions
  • Friends and Family

What you say

Maudsley Course Testimonials

your unerring positivity, your calmness.. your skill, your knowledge and true EMPATHY(!) lifted the darkness and I am sure made everyone feel SO much better. I feel more positive today than I have for ages.

Maudsley Course Testimonials

I would thoroughly recommend this course to other carers wherever they are on their journey of supporting a loved one with and ED. Thank you EDNE.

Maudsley Course Testimonials

The course exceeded my expectations ! ..Excellent practical examples.. Feels empowering to have these tools…

Testimonials

I’ve really appreciated the help I’ve been given at EDNE, I didn’t feel like I was just there as a client who just needed to get to the end of their sessions. I actually felt heard and understood.

Testimonials

I was given permission to feel. Instead of being a person with an eating disorder, I was a person who could feel feelings’

Testimonials

‘It was not just putting a plaster over something, it was about healing it. I can’t describe how it feels to have switched my mindset, after 50 years it is mind-blowing’

Testimonials

..entire process has been incredibly supportive and empathetic, giving me the support I needed to move forwards.

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‘I couldn’t have managed without coming here. I genuinely think this place has kept me alive. I have a sense of hope now.’

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EDNE was friendly welcoming and flexible

Testimonials

EDNE started me thinking about what resilience is and how I could manage day to day and have strategies’

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‘..has given me life-changing help. They’ve helped me overcome the barriers. It’s been about unravelling decades.

Testimonials

The counselling has been a big turning point and the support from EDNE has been amazing.

Testimonials

Eating distress ..is such a secretive thing. This has been the first time I didn’t feel alone with it.

Testimonials

It has literally changed the quality of my life.

Testimonials

The EDNE counsellor’s the only person who has helped me.. the big high walls have come down

Testimonials

Once I got through the door it was easy. They didn’t judge. EDNE helped me to get to be this new person. The old one never looked up and never spoke.

Testimonials

I used to block out feeling with food, it’s not like that now’

Testimonials

The counselling sessions were absolutely amazing and life-changing.

Testimonials

You think you’re the only person in the world. Now I’ve found out I’m not the only one.

Testimonials

I have had time to think. ..started being able to calm myself down and going to bed earlier to relax. I’m managing money and time better and I’m looking after myself. I’ve never done that before.’

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As a small charity, we rely on the amazing generosity of the public to allow us to continue our work. Every donation is noticed and appreciated, and allows us to really make a difference in someone’s life – by helping to provide specialised one to one counselling sessions to people who would otherwise not be able to access them, run our support groups, and provide training so people can spot the signs of eating distress and help others seek the support they need as early as possible. We use Local Giving as our donation platform, and any contribution enables us to continue providing our supportive services for people struggling with anxiety around food

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Email: enquiries@edne.org.uk

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