Jersey Eating Disorders Support (JEDS)
Membership Number: AJC215 / Registered Charity Number: 157
Eating Disorders are illnesses that are characterised by irregular eating habits. They can cause severe distress about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual's wellbeing. They are not a fad, phase or lifestyle choice. People struggling with an eating disorder are advised to seek professional help. The earlier a person with an eating disorder receives treatment, the greater the chance of physical and emotional recovery.
Jersey Eating Disorders Support offers a safe space to express how you are feeling, whether you are affected by an eating disorder, or you are a carer of a much loved relative or friend with an eating disorder.
Group support meetings are held every first and third Monday of the month in the Dumaresq Room at The Jersey Library:
- 6-7pm for those supporting someone with an eating disorder.
- 7.30-8.30pm for those living with an eating disorder.
We also offer free one-to-one peer support sessions for those living with an eating disorder and free one-to-one counselling sessions for those caring for someone with an eating disorder.
Because of the social distancing that is required whilst we are coping with the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to continue to support whoever needs us, by holding support group sessions for all those affected by an eating disorder on Zoom instead. They will be from 6.30 - 7.30pm every Monday evening from 11th May until we are able to hold them face-to-face at the Jersey Library. Please email Karen Dingle on firstname.lastname@example.org in order to obtain the link to the Zoom meeting.
To facilitate our monthly group meetings, disseminate information, liaise with Mental Health Authority, and the Eating Disorders Association in the U.K through conferences and guest speakers.
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