Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association

Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association
01749 343344
Paula Blight, CEO

Our vision is to support everyone affected by eating disorders across Somerset & Wessex.

We engage with people affected by eating disorders, including family, friends and carers, by offering hope and enabling access to support services to empower recovery.

9 core values

Safe – Respecting boundaries and confidentiality

Flexible – providing family friendly services and workplace environment

Professional – being an exemplar of good practice in all aspects of our work

User Influence – listening to our clients to ensure they are at the heart of all we do

Ambitious – motivated and aspirational in our work 

Collaborative – working in partnership with our clients, their families, statutory and voluntary organisations

Pro-recovery – supporting our clients to remain hopeful that recovery is possible

Compassionate –to our clients, staff, and volunteers in time of need

To support those affected by eating disorders we offer the following:

  • Support & Guidance Sessions – 1.5 hrs session an initial discussion to support and guide the client to their next steps
  • Counselling Assessment – 1.5 hrs session to assess a client for counselling
  • Counselling – Open ended counselling with regular reviews
  • Support Groups – 2 x a month one evening group and one day group
  • Youth & Community Support Work within the Colleges across Somerset
  • Training on Eating Disorders to schools, colleges & professionals
  • Raise Awareness of eating disorders with events, Fresher Fairs, social media – Twitter, Facebook, YouTube/li>