EDNE offers a range of services for people across North-East England. We are here to help and listen to you, and try to work with people as early as possible into the illness to help stop the eating disorder from becoming more severe.
Getting in touch is the first step – we know it is often also the hardest - we’re here to listen, without judgement, and provide the support you need.
EDNE offers a range of support and help: Counselling Services, a monthly Families & Friends Support Group, Mindfulness courses, Health and Wellbeing workshops throughout the year, Maudsley training courses for families and friends, and we deliver training and education sessions and courses in schools, colleges, workplaces to professionals and the wider community.
Do email us, call or link to us via social media to find out more.
We offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and understanding space to give you the time and freedom to talk and explore what is affecting you.
We know that it can be extremely distressing and bewildering watching a loved one struggling with eating distress/disorder so we offer this support group for friends and families.
Universities and some colleges have their own counselling service which is free and confidential and is available to all students.
We also have limited availability for evening sessions, currently on Wednesday evenings (5.00 – 8.00 pm) If you cannot make a daytime session.
Our health and wellbeing sessions are psychoeducation workshops designed to help you to develop and strengthen your own resources to contribute to your wellbeing.
An Introduction to Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing (6 Week Course):This free course consists of 6 weekly sessions as developed by the Mindfulness Association
Eating Distress Talks, Workshops and Awareness Training for schools, professionals and organisations
A meeting with one of EDNE’s fully trained counsellors (either online or in person), to talk about what is affecting you and to consider options for help and support. During this session, the counsellor can provide information on eating distress, and talk to you about our counselling services and group support sessions if we feel these will be suitable for your needs
Once you have attended an initial assessment session, you can attend whichever of our free online support and wellbeing group sessions you are eligible for and interested in – check out our social media and website for new courses and events.
During the assessment session, if we can direct you to any resources or other services that may be suitable for you, we will either provide these details during the session or arrange to provide them by email/post.
If the counselling services we provide are suitable for your needs, we will let you know as soon as possible and you will be placed on our waiting list. Once a weekly session becomes available, we will contact you by email to advise you the time and date of the first appointment, and the name of the counsellor you will be working with for 6-8 sessions.
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