Drop-In and recover
Drop in is our free service available for anyone who has got an eating disorder or is concerned about someone with an eating disorder. Just drop-in to Lifehouse, 715 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, BH9 2AU, on a Wednesday 1-5pm or a Friday 1-5pm and one of our team of volunteers will be happy to meet you on a one-to-one basis. Due to the high number of service users currently using this service, we do ask you to ring or email us if you intend to come to drop-in so we can ensure someone can see you.
We also run a drop-in at Bournemouth University every Monday 3-4pm during term time. This is based in T133, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, Talbot House, Talbot Campus. This is for any University Students suffering from eating difficulties.
A recovering group is a discussion group where each session is based around a different topic each week. The recovering group is coordinated by volunteers that have recovered and are free from addictions including eating disorders. This is a very safe environment to gain more understanding of eating disorders and to ask for support from those who are struggling with similar problems. The group is very motivating because it is coordinated by people who understand the journey of recovery and have experienced it themselves.
Recovering group meets on a weekly basis from 7pm-8.30pm (Hot Drinks and open chat from 7pm) at Life centre, 715 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, BH9 2EX.
At present, due to the high volume of people requiring our services we are asking all those who are on waiting lists for on-to-one sessions to commit to attending 4 recovering groups. Please speak to a member of the team if you would like to find out more information.
I*EAT are starting up a Carers Support group after Easter. From Friday 3rd May 2013, Emma Chirnside will be running a group for Carer’s of those who suffer from Eating Disorders in Cafe Moderne, 711-715 Wimborne Road, BH9 2AU. Come along, buy a coffee and chat to other people. We will be meeting at 12.00-1.00pm on the first Friday of each month. Emma will be wearing an I*EAT badge. Get in touch with the office if you need any more details.
The NHS Carer Support Group
From 7pm-8:30pm on the last Thursday of every month at Kimmeridge Court Eating Disorder Service.
St Ann’s Hospital, 59 Haven Road, Poole, BH13 7LN.