Entries by Heather Cassie

Coronavirus update

Hello everyone, We hope you are all keeping well and coping as well as you can with the ongoing challenging times. We want you to know that NEEDS(Scotland) are still here, and although we cannot function as normal presently, we do hope to resume our group sessions as soon as Scottish Government guidelines allow. We […]

Christmas Greetings 2020

We know that the festive season is a challenging time for those with eating disorders and their families, but this year with the pandemic, it is even more so. You will get through this by taking a little step at a time, and being kind to yourself. Everyone at NEEDS(Scotland) wishes our group members and […]

Beat extends helpline hours and support services to help people affected by eating disorders

Hello everyone,Due to the very high demand for support during lockdown, the national charity Beat have expanded their support services on the telephone and online. They were fortunate to secure National Lottery funding to enable them to do this. As our usual group meetings continue to be suspended, we hope that one of the following […]

Self Care Top Ten

Light a candle. Drink some tea. Have a FaceTime catch up with a friend. Put on your cosiest socks. Watch your favourite old movie. Have a good soak in the bath. Stretch for 15 minutes. Write down 3 things that make you smile. Put your phone on airplane mode. Buy yourself some flowers.


I found this poem whilst looking through some folders. It provides a light during these strange times when many of you may feel this lockdown to be a real challenge. We can’t be with you at the moment, but all our volunteers are thinking of all our group members and their carers and wish you […]