Wellbeing class – Build your confidence with this beginner’s class at Aberdeen Sports Village each Tuesday afternoon.
Eating Disorders Support Group Dundee
Due to lack of facilitators we will unfortunately have to cancel the July group on Wednesday 10th.
Our next group night will be Wednesday 14th August at usual time and venue.
We apologise for any inconvenience & look forward to seeing you in August.
Bridging the Gap
Café Coast, Beach Boulevard AB24 5HP
Sat 28th April 9.30-4pm
Please Arrive at 9.15 to sign in
Monday 23rd April 2018
Join us for a day of positivity, relaxation & pampering.
This is a free event open to all NEEDS & Bridging the Gap members, past or present, Friends, family & carers. Everyone is Welcome.
After the success of our two previous Wellbeing Days, we are holding a third on Saturday 28th April 2018 at Cafe Coast, in Aberdeen. We welcome all group members and their carers, to this event, which includes workshops featuring Body Image and Laughing Yoga, a light lunch and taster sessions of various complimentary therapies. Some “me” time for everyone!
More details coming soon………..
On Sunday 11th June 2017 members of the Bridging the Gap group completed a sponsored walk over the Tay Bridge. The idea of walking the bridge came from group members as it is symbolic with the groups ethos of Bridging the Gap into recovery and also as it’s a local landmark crossing the river Tay. There were 17 participants of all ages the youngest being 4 years old and who entertained us the whole way.
The weather started off a little drizzly but soon the sun came out and we enjoying the warmth. The start point was the Apex Hotel and it was decided that to complete the walk we had to touch the wall on the Fife side and then walk back to the Apex Hotel. We started at 11am and all had completed the walk by 1:30pm.
We would like to thank the Apex Hotel for supporting us in our first walk by providing refreshments in the form of cold water.
It was agreed by all it was a fabulous day and it was intimated that this could become an annual event.
Thank you to all group members who collected monies. Once all the monies had been counted it came to £1243 which is a fantastic effort by all.
The monies will be used by the group to secure our current venue and also to purchase books and other beneficial educational material for the group.
We’re holding a charity walk on Sunday 11th June 2017, so please join with friends and family to raise money in aid of NEEDS 2 (Bridging the Gap), supporting sufferers and carers dealing with an eating disorder in Dundee and Tayside.
Meet at the Apex Hotel on Sunday 11th June at 11am.
The APEX Hotel has kindly offered us the use of toilet facilities and water.
There is car parking opposite HMS Unicorn at City quay.
Bridging the Gap meet again on
Wednesday 11th November
The Carers’ Centre,
Dundee, DD1 2HB
and following that, on the second Wednesday of every month.
Download the flyer here.
On Wednesday 21st October, our satellite group NEEDS2 Bridging the Gap held a Launch Night in The Carers’ Centre, Seagate, Dundee. It was very well attended. There were three guest speakers. First, Dr Paula Collin of the Tayside Eating Disorders Service gave an interesting overview of what is available for adults challenged by an eating disorder. Tina McGuff then gave a very emotional talk on how she came to write her book, Seconds to Snap, which is based on her struggling with, and then recovering from anorexia. She is now very focussed on helping others take steps to recover. Finally, Sara Preston, Beat’s Senior Young People’s Project Officer spoke about her own experience recovering and what Beat are currently doing in Scotland. Following refreshments the new group members split into groups of carers and those personally challenged with their own facilitators. The next group meeting will be on Wednesday 11th November from 7-9pm. If you have any queries please contact our administrator via contact form or leave a message on 01224 557672, and she will return your call.
We are delighted to announce that our satellite group, NEEDS2 Bridging the Gap, will hold its Launch Night on Wednesday October 21st from 7-9pm.
We hope to have a speaker and an opportunity for some sharing on the night.
Thanks must go to the eight volunteer facilitators who have been so enthusiastic taking this forward. Particular thanks must go to Fiona and Donald who have given so much of their time and talents finding a venue and organising planning meetings. We are also delighted to have the support of Tayside Eating Disorders Service and the North East of Scotland Managed Clinical Network.
Please download our flyer.