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 have secured a room in premises located in central Aberdeen where we can hold small socially distanced meetings once we are permitted to do so. Obviously numbers will be limited, and meetings will only be for those personally challenged by an ED initially, on a “first come, first served” basis. If you are a carer, and you would be interested in a group meeting via Zoom, please email our administrator via our contact form.

Should you feel in need of advice or support the agencies listed below can help.


The NEEDS(Scotland) volunteers in Aberdeen and Dundee are thinking of you all as we move through this pandemic. Hopefully now, with a vaccination programme, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Keep going, little steps help make big changes.

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The Highland Eating Disorders Service

The Highland Eating Disorders Service are holding some meetings for carers over the next couple of months to help them develop their coping skills when they are helping a loved one through their recovery. If you are keen to attend, please note the contact number given on the poster.

There is also some interest on starting a carers support group based in Inverness. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer facilitator, could you please contact the service using the number given. There is no experience required except some knowledge of what it is like to support someone challenged by an eating disorder, and a wish to help others in similar situations.

Click here for more details.

Money donation

Thanks Ellon Mums

A huge Thank you to The Ellon Mums for donating the proceeds of their nearly new sale. The fantastic amount of £250 was raised. Thanks to all involved from everyone at NEEDS.

Money donation