NIWE Eating Distress Service was set up in 1988 in response to a need for support around eating distress such as not being able to eat or restricting the intake of food, eating and getting rid of food, compulsively eating and other issues. Eating distress, often referred to as eating disorders, occurs most often when an individual is feeling unable to cope with areas of their day-to-day life. This often begins when an individual is attempting to take control in one area of their life, whilst feeling they have lost all control in other areas.
EDNE currently employs one full-time member of staff, seven part-time staff and several sessional counsellors. Due to COVID-19 the office isn’t currently staffed every day, however there is an answerphone available to leave a message or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will aim to respond on the next working day.
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