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Teens Online Support Group - Timeslot

The Teens Online Support Group runs on Sunday evenings from 7:30pm - 9:00pm.

Registration and logging on: Register for this service here, or if you already have an account login here.

Please note that Bodywhys provides confidential support services within the limits of its Child Protection Policy. Click here for further information.

Registrations with Hotmail addresses. Due to technical fault outside of our control, user ID registrations via Hotmail/Live/Outlook addresses are not always successful and account activation emails are not always sent. Please use an alternative email address to register, if possible.

 

Teens Online Support Group for 13-18 year olds

Role and support: Our Teens Online Support Group is a support group where people (aged 13-18 years) can come together in a safe space to support each other and talk about what is going on for them. The support group always has two facilitators to keep the group space supportive and safe for everyone. How much you want to talk is up to you.

Interacting and using the group: 

  • The group does not discuss the ins and outs of specific weight, diet, food or behaviours, so that everyone can feel safe to talk about how they are feeling. 
  • You can just listen, or you can share your thoughts or feelings as you feel comfortable. 

Please ensure that you activate your user ID through the confirmation email, if you do not receive it, please check your junk mail folder in case it ended up there by mistake.

Video demonstration: Sometimes people are a little nervous about what the groups might be like, we have posted this short video on how the groups work (sound is not required). 

Research Study: Supporting Eating Disorder Recovery in Young People

Research Study
Researchers from Nottingham Trent University are currently working on a project titled “Supporting eating disorder recovery in adolescents”. The study is exploring the places and groups, (both online and ‘offline’) that young people turn to for help with any eating habits that they are worried about. 

This research is supported by Bodywhys

Participation: Online Survey and/or Email Interview
In order to participate:


  • You can complete a research survey or an email interview or both, depending on your preference.
  • The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete online.
  • Questions will focus on your thoughts and feelings around different sources of help (such as family, friends, and online groups) as well as some questions about your health and well-being.
  • The email interview will be sent to you to complete in your own time, over the course of a few days.
  • Writing the responses should take a total time of approximately one hour.
  • The email interview will explore the experiences of young people who seek out support for their eating disorder online (e.g. on blogs, online support groups, discussion forums, Facebook groups, etc.).
  • The researchers are interested in the ways that these groups help young people cope with what can be difficult times.

Participation

  • Click here to take part in the survey
  • Taking part in the study is completely voluntary. 
  • There are no right or wrong answers and you do not have to answer any question that you do not feel comfortable with. 
  • All the information collected will be anonymous and no one will know who you are.
  • If you would like to take part in an email interview, please email the study's research assistant, Elizabeth Mair, on elizabeth.mair@ntu.ac.uk


Research Ethics and Confidentiality

This study has received ethical approval from the Ethics Committee of Nottingham Trent University, College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, and abides to the ethical practice of The British Psychological Society.  

Please feel free to contact Elizabeth Mair via the details below if you would like further information about what is involved in participating in this research.

No personally identifying information will be made public from the study.

Thank you.
Yours sincerely,

Research Assistant: Elizabeth Mair
elizabeth.mair@ntu.ac.uk

Principal Investigator: Dr Niamh McNamara
niamh.mcnamara@ntu.ac.uk
+44 (0)115 848 4346