During our monthly meetings, recoverers and their carers get together to share their experiences and their journeys. We are a self-help group.
People who attend, often find they share many common experiences which can be discussed in complete confidence with others in similar situations. Members help to support each other through difficult times and issues. Those challenged by an eating disorder, their relatives and friends are all welcome to come to a meeting. You do not have to be referred by your GP, and many people have found the meetings of great support while waiting for treatment to begin, or after it has finished.
The meetings start at 7.30 pm, when all members, old and new, are welcomed to the group, and any news items or relevant events are announced. After this, recoverers and carers form separate groups in separate rooms.
Group facilitators for the recoverers’ group have had personal experience of an eating disorder, while the facilitators for the carers’ groups have experience of living with a family member who is challenged by an eating disorder.
From time to time, the group invites speakers and holds workshops. We’d be delighted to hear your suggestions for speakers and/or topics – just drop us an email. It’s your group! Sharing sessions still take place on these evenings, after the event.
Aberdeen meetings are held in the Macrobin Centre, EDS Group Room, on the ground floor (click here for a printable map). If you’re new to the Service, you can find us by: facing the main Clerkseat entrance, and looking ‘north-west’: you’ll see a path which takes you past the smoking shelter and into an open area. Head for the door diagonally opposite – once inside, turn left along the long corridor till you come to the Group Room.
Dundee meetings are held in the Dundee Carers Centre at Seagate House.
Dundee Carers Centre
For any further queries, phone 01224 557672 or email via our contact form. All queries will be dealt with as quickly as possible, but please remember that our administrative assistant is only in the office one day per week.