Helpline cancellation due to weather condtions

December 22, 2010

The Bodywhys helpline will be closed over the coming days because of the impact of extreme weather conditions. We hope to operate the helpline again on December 27th but this is subject to change. Please note that online support groups are running on December 22nd and 26th. Updates on services will be posted here, and […]

Bodywhys Services Christmas 2010

December 20, 2010

The following are details of Bodywhys services over the Christmas period: December 20th Galway Support Group; Helpline 7:30-9:30pm. December 21st (Helpline cancelled due to weather conditions) December 22nd (Helpline cancelled due to weather conditions); BodywhysConnect Online Group. December 23rd (Helpline cancelled due to weather conditions) December 26th YouthConnect Online Group. December 27th Helpline 7:30pm-9:30pm; BodywhysConnect […]

Tips for Coping with Christmas

December 19, 2010

Christmas can be a particularly challenging time for people affected by eating disorders. The Bodywhys ‘Tips for Coping with Christmas’ are now available online here. Don’t forget support is available via our helpline, support groups and online support services.

Additional Online Support Group Tonight (2nd)

December 2, 2010

An additional online support group session will be held this evening (Thursday, December 2nd) as an alternative to services which have been disrupted because of weather conditions. To join the session, you can login at If you have not previously used Bodywhys Connect, you can register in advance by clicking here and filling out […]

Helpline cancellation this weekend

October 29, 2010

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Bodywhys helpline will be closed this weekend (October 30th-31st). The helpline service will resume as normal on Monday (1st November) from 7:30pm-9:30pm. A full listing of helpline hours is available here. If you are in need of support this weekend, please contact our email support service (alex).

Christmas Cards & Angels now available

October 26, 2010

Bodywhys Christmas cards are now on sale to help you prepare for this busy time of year whilst helping us to raise valuable funds. There are 15 cards and envelopes in each pack. (3 each of 5 designs) and can be ordered at €7.50 per pack, plus postage and packaging.    Bodywhys also has beautiful […]

Bank Holiday changes to support services

October 22, 2010

The Bodywhys LoCall Helpline will be closed this Bank Holiday Monday but will resume normal hours on Tuesday (26th) at 12:30-2:30pm. Bodywhys YouthConnect will take place as scheduled this Sunday (24th) from 7:30pm-9:00pm.  

New Support Group in Dublin South

October 11, 2010

Bodywhys are pleased to announce the launch of a new bi-monthly support group in Dublin South. The group, for people with eating disorders, will run on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. The first group takes place this Wednesday, October 13th. Groups will run from 7:30-9:00pm in Rooms 1&2 of the UCD Student […]

Cavan Information Evening – September 29th

September 27, 2010

Bodywhys – in conjunction with the INTERREG IVA Eating disorders project*– will host an information evening on Eating Disorders, Body Image & Related Issues Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan Wednesday, September 29th Talk begins at 7:30pm   This talk will be given by Bodywhys Youth Development Officer, Fiona Flynn. Volunteer recruitment will take place […]

Bodywhys Donegal Group Launches September 8th

September 6, 2010

Bodywhys are pleased to announce that a new support group for people affected by eating disorders will launch in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on September 8th. The first group will take place at the Family Pastoral Centre, Ard O’Donnell, Letterkenny from 7.30pm. A map of the location is available here. The next group will take place […]

Bodywhys are looking for volunteers

August 17, 2010

Bodywhys is currently recruiting helpline volunteers, online group facilitators and volunteers for the email support service. Volunteers are required to commit to the service for a minimum of one year (2 – 4 hours a month). To be considered for a voluntary position within Bodywhys you must be:     * Over 20 years of age    […]

Galway Support Group Tonight (16th) Cancelled

August 16, 2010

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Bodywhys Galway Support Group tonight, August 16th has been cancelled. The Bodywhys Helpline (LoCall 1890 200 444) will be open tonight from 7:30-9:30pm for those seeking support. Email support is also available at   Online Support Groups will take place on the following dates – BodywhysConnect (Age 19+) on […]

Helpline Service This Weekend

July 30, 2010

Due to unforeseen circumstances the helpline will not be in operation this Bank Holiday Weekend (July 31st-August 2nd). The Bodywhys helpline will operate as normal on Friday July 30th from 12:30-2:30pm and will return to normal operating hours from Tuesday, August 3rd. The email support service – – will be operating as normal throughout […]

Galway Group Next Tuesday (August 3rd) Cancelled

July 29, 2010

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Bodywhys Galway Support Group on Tuesday, August 3rd has been cancelled. Online Support Groups will take place on the following dates – BodywhysConnect (Age 19+) on August 4th at 7:30pm – YouthConnect (Ages 13-18) on August 1st at 7:00pm   The next Galway support group takes place on August 16th […]

Bodywhys Services this Bank Holiday Weekend

June 4, 2010

The following are the changes to Bodywhys services for this bank holiday weekend: YouthConnect online support group for ages 13-18 will not take place this Sunday (June 6th). The next meeting of the group will take place on Sunday, June 13th at 7pm. If you have not used this service before you can register here. […]

Upcoming Youth Panel Meetings

June 1, 2010

The next two meetings of the Bodywhys Youth Panel will take place on: Thursday, June 10th from 2-4pm and Thursday, July 1st from 2-4pm The location for both meetings is the European Public Information Centre, European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 A map of the locations is available here   You can read […]

Change of Location for Galway Support Groups

May 24, 2010

From June 8th, our Galway support groups will take place at a new location. The new address is: VEC Building, 2nd Floor, Seville House, New Dock St., Galway Groups will take place as normal on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30pm. Further information about all of our support groups is available […]

Talk on ‘Understanding Eating Disorders’

May 4, 2010

A talk on ‘Understanding Eating Disorders’ will be held at St John of God Hospital on Monday, May 10th at 8pm. The talk is by Fiona Flynn (Bodywhys) and is part of the ‘Minding the Mind’ Public Lecture Series 2010.     St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan is located just off the N11 and […]

Bodywhys Service Changes for Bank Holiday Monday

April 29, 2010

  The Bodywhys Helpline will be closed this coming Monday, May 3rd. Also our Galway Support Group will take place on Tuesday, May 4th, because of the bank holiday. The next Bodywhys Connect online support group takes place on Wednesday, May 5th. YouthConnect online support group for 13-18s will take place as normal on Sunday, […]

Galway Group  Cancelled Tonight (19th)

April 19, 2010

Due to unforseen circumstances, tonight’s Galway support group has been cancelled. Support is available tonight via our helpline (LoCall 1890 200 444). The next group in Galway will take place on May 3rd. An online support group is available at on Wednesday 21st April.   We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

See Change Slogan Campaign Launched

April 15, 2010

Bodywhys are proud to be one of the organisations involved in See Change, the national mental health stigma reduction partnership. The campaign, launched today by Minister for Mental Health John Moloney, aims to reduce stigma and challenge discrimination associated with mental health problems. As part of the campaign, a competition is being run to develop […]

Volunteers needed for the Be Body Positive Education Programme

April 9, 2010

Bodywhys are recruiting volunteers nationwide to deliver the ‘Be Body Positive’ schools programme. The ‘Be Body Positive’ youth-focussed campaign was launched during eating disorders awareness week in February.  The aim of this campaign is to help young people to feel more positive about their bodies.  As part of our ‘Be Body Positive’ campaign we are […]

Galway Support Group for PWED next Tuesday 6th April

April 1, 2010

The Galway support group for people with eating disorders will be held on Tuesday 6th April instead of bank holiday Monday 5th April. Please see here for details of when and where this group is held.

Youthconnect group on for Easter Sunday 4th April

April 1, 2010

The youthconnect online support group for people aged 18 and under will be going ahead on Easter Sunday from 7pm – 8.30pm. Please click here for further details. We recognise that Easter can be a difficult time for people so this support service will be there for anyone needing some support this Easter. Also remember […]

Easter Helpline Opening times

April 1, 2010

The Bodywhys helpline will be closed on 2nd April, open on 3rd April (11am-1pm), and closed 4th and 5th April. Please click here for further information.

Helpline Closed on St. Patrick’s Day!

March 10, 2010

The Bodywhys telephone helpline will be closed on St. Patrick’s Day, 17th MArch, 2010.   Please see here for full details of helpline hours.

Change of date for Dublin Support group for March only.

March 5, 2010

There will be no Dublin Support Group on St. Patrick’s day.. the next group in MArch will be on Wed, 24th March, 2010 at 7.30pm sharp! For full details of our support groups click here.  

YouthConnect Online Support Group for Under 18s launched

February 23, 2010

Bodywhys are today launching Bodywhys Youthconnect – a brand new online support service for Under 18s. The service is an evolution of the existing BodywhysConnect service which has been running successfully since 2003. YouthConnect will function as an online support group for those affected by eating disorders aged 13-18. Users can register via and […]

Bodywhys launch the Be Body Positive Campaign

February 22, 2010

Bodywhys launch Be Body Positive campaign Bodywhys – the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland – today launched the ‘Be Body Positive’ Campaign, encouraging young people to get involved in promoting a positive body image amongst their peers. The campaign, which is being launched as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2010, is aimed at addressing […]

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2010

February 22, 2010

This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2010. The week runs from February 22nd-26th – a full list of events is available here. To play your part in raising awareness this week, you can: – Attend one of our events – Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter – Sign up for […]

Public Talk: Eating Problems in Adolescents

February 15, 2010

A public talk on Eating Disorders in Adolescents will take place Tuesday, February 23rd Lucena Clinic, 59 Orwell Road, Rathgar Dublin 6 7:00pm-8:30pm   Talks will be given by Professor Fiona MacNicholas, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Jacinta Hastings, CEO of Bodywhys This event is free to attend but please register your interest in advance […]

Helpling a Friend with an Eating Disorder

February 15, 2010

Lunchtime information talk on eating disorders and hwo to help a friend. At UCD Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4 On Wednesday February 24th at 1pm For further information email

Information Evening: Letterkenny

February 15, 2010

A public information evening will be held at Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Wednesday, February 24th Talk begins at 7pm   This talk will be given by Bodywhys Youth Development Officer, Fiona Flynn. This event is free and open to all.  

Information Evening: Wicklow

February 15, 2010

 A public information evening will be held at The Grand Hotel, Wicklow Wednesday, February 24th 2010 Talk begins at 8pm   This talk will be given by Bodywhys Director, Marie Devine This event is free and open to all.

Information Evening For General Practitioners

February 5, 2010

An information evening for General Practitioners will be held at St Patrick’s University Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8 Thursday, February 25th Talk begins at 7pm With Dr John Griffin, Toni O’Connor and Harriet Parsons (Bodywhys). This event is open to GPs only and is CME accredited. Please RSVP by fax to 01 249 3494, by […]

Eating Disorder Text Service Launched

February 1, 2010

Bodywhys have today launched a new text service to make it easier for those affected by eating disorders to access information and support. By texting a code word to a standard rate text number, users will be able to receive an eating disorders information pack or a copy of the Bodywhys Resource for Parents. • […]

BodywhysConnect Dates for 2010 now online

January 12, 2010

The dates for BodywhysConnect online support groups up until April 2010 are now available here. There have been some technical issues with BodywhysConnect in recent months, however these issues have now been resolved and the service is running as normal. The next online group is on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:30pm.

All Groups and Helpline Cancelled Tonight (January 6th)

January 6, 2010

Support Groups in Dublin and Carlow are cancelled tonight (January 6th) because of the weather conditions. Tonight’s helpline session is also cancelled. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The alex email service is available – contact for confidential support.

January 6th Carlow Groups Cancelled

January 5, 2010

The Carlow Support Groups on January 6th have been cancelled due to the Parish Centre being closed on this date. The next groups in Carlow will be held on February 3rd at 7:30pm.

January 4th Galway Group Cancelled

January 4, 2010

The Galway Support Group for people affected by eating disorders has been cancelled because of the weather conditions in the area. The next scheduled support group will take place on Monday January 18th at 7:30pm.

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