SWEDAUK, for pro-recovery  help & support around anorexia & bulimia nervosa and compulsive (binge) eating in Somerset, England
Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association
"Supporting those affected by eating disorders"



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SWEDA, 'supporting those affected by eating disorders'  and pro-recovery since 1992
To Contact SWEDA Phone 01749 671318 10.00 - 3.00 Tuesday & Friday (answer phone at other times)
For information and anything to do with SWEDA services contact Anita 07511 499494
For funding & business enquiries contact Paula 07511 499493

SWEDA UPDATE

As you may have seen from the press, Sweda is facing an uncertain future. We are committed to maintaining our service for as long as possible, whilst we seek additional funding. To support this, we have reduced our service to 2 days a week. We have also regrettably suspended our helpline sessions; we will be reviewing this decision again in January 2015. We will be continuing to offer Support by Email (support@swedauk.org), and  text support 07763 740232. 

The Support Group will continue to run monthly as usual;   Community Support Sessions & Counselling will be available as before on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

If you would like to contact us , the number to call is 01749 671318. Please do leave  a message and we will get back to you, or email community@swedauk.org

Many thanks for your continuing support

Self-Help Support Group
SWEDA Self-Help Support Group Wednesdays 7.00 - 8.30

The Group meets in the Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Road, Street, BA16 0HA
Forthcoming Dates: Wednesdays- September 3rd, October 1st & November 12th, December 10th

If you're interested & would like to know more, you can email Sian & Sarah at SWEDA on community@swedauk.org or call our admin line: 01749 671318.

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The Cupcake Queen Bites Back
My Journey through recovery from an eating disorder
Authored by Ms Jackie Tanner

Jackie has been an active supporter of SWEDA, so we are really pleased to tell you about her new book. Available on Amazon, ' The Cupcake Queen strikes back' tells the real story of a Womans fight against Anorexia. Told with poetry and personal stories, it shares the feelings and emotions of what it is like to live with this often misunderstood illness. It is funny, gritty and inspiring and proves there is hope and recovery is possible.

Jackie found a love of writing in 2010 after starting a personal blog on her recovery from Anorexia. Since then she has been writing along with a community of bloggers, who advocate awareness of eating disorders and who promote recovery.

Jackie has had poetry published in the recent Body Gossip book which is an anthology of real body stories.
All royalties from the sale of this book will go to SWEDA: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1482083256/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk
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Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association - for help and support around anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating, binge eating disorder and related eating disorders (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified - EDNOS or Eating Disorders Not Specified EDNS) for all those affected by eating disorders.

SWEDA - is a user-led, pro-recovery, registered charity based on the principles of self help. We are based at Wells in Somerset, in the Southwest of England (UK), with the aim of serving those in Somerset and the surrounding counties affected by eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating, binge eating disorder and all related eating disorders - whether they are a sufferer themselves, someone caring for, or supporting, a sufferer or anyone in any way affected by eating disorders. Our services include a telephone helpline, counselling, student support, pen-pals, email & letter support, online services (including online message boards) and others designed to help you beat eating disorders!

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our Patrons are: Dr. Hugh Herzig is the Consultant Psychiatrist in eating disorders at the STEPS Project, Southmead Hospital in Bristol Dr Hugh Herzig - Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders Cllr Anthony Robbins
Dr Alex Yellowless is  a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director or the Priory Hospital, Glasgow and the author of "Working with Eating Disorders and Self-Esteem" Dr Alex Yellowlees Kate Williams is the Chief Dietician at the South London and Mausdley Kate Williams
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