New group for Tayside

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.