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Welcome to Talking EDs: Eating Disorder Support Service Scotland

ABOUT TALKING EDs: EATING DISORDER SUPPORT SERVICE SCOTLAND

Our motto is 'your voice counts : recovery exists'. This is the focus and ethos of Talking EDs and underlies everything we do.

We started in Spring 2009 (under a different name then) and we are a mental health service providing in-person (Glasgow city centre) and online/telephone (UK-wide) psychotherapy, CBT, counselling, dietitian and nutrition services, meal suppport, support groups, clinical supervision, training and other services for anyone over 18 experiencing eating disorders or problems related with food and eating.  There is more information about what we offer on the website here: www.eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk

We have 3 partner organisations - Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Support Service (GADS) (www.glasgowanxietydepression.co.uk), Glasgow Therapy Rooms (www.glasgowtherapyrooms) and Scotland Anxiety and Depression Counselling Service (SADS) (www.glasgowanxietydepression.co.uk). All operate under the name of M.H Well.

Talking EDs offers both personal and professional services associated with eating disorders, food and eating problems, disordered eating and other mental health and emotional issues. We are headed by Director and accredited Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Alexandra, who was formerly director of eating disorders charity, No Bodies Perfect, for 7 years and who has experience of working in eating disorders and disordered eating since 2001. The team also includes 14 experienced and fully qualified affiliate Psychotherapists and Counsellors, an eating disorder Dietitian, 2 newly qualified therapists, a Trainee Therappist/Counsellor and admin support.

*PLEASE NOTE: please ONLY join this Meetup space if you actually intend to attend support group meetings or social clubs - this space is ONLY for people who come along to our support group meetings. Meetup costs us around £160 per year - Meetup isn't free. So please only join if you intend to come along to support groups, social clubs etc. Thanks!

CONTACT US
*  Email:  support@eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk
*  Website: www.eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk  
*  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002062609216 or https://www.facebook.com/TalkingEDsScotland...
*  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkingEDsScot

EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND
Our experience in eating disorders, professionally, began in 2001 involving a large scale academic study: 'An investigation into the impairment of psychosocial functioning in anorexia nervosa'. So we have been involved in the field of eating disorders for a while now, over 21 years professionally in various clinical, academic, voluntary, mentoring and training roles, and many years before that, with personal experience of an eating disorder.

Unlike many other services out there, especially other eating disorder support groups out there, we are regulated, part of an accreditation network for support groups, have PVG's, insurance, belong to several professional bodies, have boundary and confidentiality policies in place and much more - so you know you are joining an accredited, safe, regulated and professional service, especially in comparison to many other 'services' out there.

We can help and support anyone  over 18 years old who feels they have a difficult or problematic with food and eating - you don't need to have a 'diagnosed' eating disorder to get help - anyone who feels food and eating has become a problem in some way and is affecting their life, emotions, work, education, relationship or well-being is most welcome to get help and support.

You don't have to be thin, underweight, young, female, have eating disorder symptoms all of the time or be seeing a GP or psychiatrist for your problems - anyone is welcome to access help and support, whether formal or informal. Males and females over 16 years are most welcome to access our confidential, supportive services.

Please feel free to browse our website for more information: www.eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk  Please get in touch if you would like to access our services, get support or have any questions. Please note that we are NOT a charity and, unfortunately, services and support is NOT free. Thanks. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Alexandra

Talking EDs: Eating Disorder Support  Service Scotland