Bodywhys Services, December 20th – January 5th

December 20, 2011

The following are details of Bodywhys services over the Christmas period:     December 20thHelpline 10:30am-12:30pm. December 21stDublin (Central) Support Group; Helpline 7:30pm-9:30pm. December 22ndHelpline 10:30am-12:30pm. December 23rdHelpline 10:30am-12:30pm. December 27thHelpline 10:30am-12:30pm. December 28thHelpline 7:30-9:30pm; BodywhysConnect Online Group. December 29thHelpline 10:30am-12:30pm. December 30thHelpline 10:30am-12:30pm. January 1stYouthConnect Online Group (Ages 13-18). January 2ndBodywhysConnect Online Group. Tuesday, […]

Changes to the Bodywhys Message Boards

November 24, 2011

We have recently made changes to our message boards, in an effort to better reflect the experience of users. The boards are now divided into sections instead of being divided by age as they previously had been. The new sections are: – First time talking about an eating disorder – Getting help, support & treatment […]

Bodywhys services over the Bank Holiday

October 28, 2011

Some changes will affect Bodywhys services this weekend. The Bodywhys Helpline will will be closed until Tuesday (1st) at 10:30am. YouthConnect will take place as scheduled on Sunday evening from 7:30pm BodywhysConnect will run next on Wednesday (2nd) at 7:30pm Support Group schedules are not affected. Finally, the Bodywhys email support service is available throughout […]

Dublin South support group restarts tonight

October 12, 2011

The Dublin South support group for people affected by eating disorders will restart tonight after the summer break. This group is in a new location on the UCD campus. Groups will run on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month in Room 237 of the UCD Health Sciences Building. Groups run from 7:30pm – […]

Cavan Group changed to family & friends group from November

October 6, 2011

From November, our Cavan support group will switch to being a group for friends and family members. If you are currently supporting a loved one through an experience of an eating disorder, this group is designed to provide you with some additional support for yourself. As with all Bodywhys support groups, the service is provided […]

Celebrate European Year of Volunteering with Bodywhys

September 21, 2011

To celebrate European Year of Volunteering, we will be holding a big band night on Friday, September 23rd from 8pm at Kielys, Mount Merrion. This event will feature a seventeen piece big band along with Sean Hession singing Sinatra. Entry to event is free, with donations taken on the night in aid of Bodywhys. *** […]

Tell us what you think – Bodywhys survey 2011

August 30, 2011

We are currently working on our Strategic Plan for 2011-2014.  As part of this process we hope to gather the views of service users, health professionals and the wider community so that we can prioritise different areas of our work.  Please take a few minutes to fill in our short survey which is online at […]

Galway Group Location Change

August 22, 2011

The Galway support group on Monday, September 5th will take place at Jigsaw, Galway from 8-9:30pm The address for this location is Fairgreen Road, opposite the new coach station. A map of this location is available here.  If you have any queries please contact Bodywhys head office at or on 01 283 4963

Book your Be Body Positive school talk now

August 9, 2011

The ‘Be Body Positive’  schools programme is delivered to class groups in the school setting and is suitable for students from 2nd year to 6th year. The programme runs for 70-80 minutes and includes information about eating disorders, self-esteem, and media influence on body image. Our calendar for the new school term is already filling up, so […]

Add your details to the Bodywhys Directory of Services

August 8, 2011

If you are a professional working in the field of eating disorders in Ireland and wish to be listed in our directory, please complete the attached form and return it – By fax to 01 205 6959 – By post to Bodywhys, PO Box 105, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Galway Group Cancelled This Evening (2nd)

August 2, 2011

The Galway support group scheduled to take place this evening, Tuesday August 2nd, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Support is available this evening via our alex email support service (  The Bodywhys helpline is open as normal this week on LoCall 1890 200 444.  The next Galway support group is scheduled for Monday, […]

Donegal Group CANCELLED 27th July.

July 25, 2011

We are very sorry but we have had to cancel our support group in Donegal in July. ‘Ask the Expert’ Ask about eating disorders for July 2011

July 4, 2011

Bodywhys is delighted to be working with for their ‘ask the expert’ service in July 2011! If you have any questions about eating disorders you can ask these, just go to and click on the ‘ask the expert’ section! Or try this link

Donegal Group CANCELLED 13th July.

July 4, 2011

Unfortunately the Donegal group will be cancelled on the 13th July. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you are looking for support please email, or see for details of our online support group.

Dublin South group closed until September

June 21, 2011

The Bodywhys Dublin South support group will be closed until the autumn. This is due to the unavailability of rooms in this location over the summer months. For support please see details of our Dublin Central support group and our online support groups.

Bodywhys Youth Panel Meetings This Summer

June 9, 2011

The Bodywhys Be Body Positive Youth Panel will meet on the following dates over the summer months: Tuesday 14th June, 2pm-4pm Wednesday 13th July, 2pm-4pm Thursday 11th August, 2pm-4pm All meetings will be held in the European Public Information Centre, European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.   Dawson Street is in the city […]

Bodywhys seeking volunteers in Mullingar, Galway & Lucan

June 9, 2011

Bodywhys are currently seeking volunteer support group facilitators in the following areas: – Galway – Lucan – Mullingar 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 […]

Dublin South group cancelled tonight (8th)

June 8, 2011

Unfortunately the Dublin (South) support group scheduled for tonight, June 8th, has been cancelled. This is due to a problem with the group location which we hope to have resolved in time for the next group (June 22nd). The Bodywhys helpline will be open tonight from 7:30-9:30pm on LoCall 1890 200 444 or alternatively email […]

Services this Bank Holiday Weekend

June 2, 2011

Bodywhys services this weekend will be changed as follows: – The Bodywhys helpline service will not operate on Monday, June 6th – The Galway support group scheduled for Monday, June 6th will take place on Tuesday, June 7th (7:30pm) Please note that YouthConnect will take place as usual on Sunday (5th). Bodywhys email support is […]

Eating Disorders & Exams

May 31, 2011

Exams cause a very natural level of stress for the majority of people in schools, colleges and workplaces around the country every year. For some, however, the exam period can be a very particular trigger for the development or possible intensifying of eating disordered behaviour. For those affected by eating disorders, the pressures associated with […]

Sligo Information Evening

May 6, 2011

An information and volunteer recruitment evening will be held at Sligo Park Hotel Pearse Road, Sligo Tuesday, May 17th, 7:30pm Speakers will include Deirdre Ryan, psychologist, along with a speaker from Bodywhys. Find out where to find support, how to approach someone who may be affected by an eating disorder, and what services are available. […]

Finding Easter Difficult?

April 20, 2011

Easter can feel like a very pressurised time for a person with an eating disorder. Below are some tips and ideas to help over the coming days. – It is important to remember that it is just one day out of 365 days, so don’t panic. – Try and keep to your own routine around […]

Fundraise for Bodywhys with

April 18, 2011

Bodywhys is now on so if you’re organising an event or taking part in one (like the upcoming mini marathon!) you can now use to spread the word. The Bodywhys mycharity page can be found at If you would like any further information about Bodywhys fundraising, contact Aisling at

Make a Ripple Campaign Launch (May 4th)

April 18, 2011

Make a Ripple is a new campaign to build an online community of ambassadors and story tellers who can help us change minds about mental health problems in Ireland. The Make A Ripple campaign will be formally launched on Wednesday, 4th May 2011 at the Sugar Club, Leeson Street. The launch will be an informal […]

Fundraising Table Quiz – Kildare, March 24th

March 21, 2011

Bodywhys will hold a fundraising table quiz at Cunningham’s Bar Kildare Town Thursday, March 24th from 8pm   €40 per table of 4 people All Welcome!!!! All monies raised will support the work of Bodywhys

Bodywhys Helpline Closed March 17th

March 14, 2011

The Bodywhys helpline will be closed this Thursday, March 17th. Support will be available throughout the day via email at Other support services available this week include – Dublin (Central) Support Groups on Wednesday, March 16th – BodywhysConnect online group on Wednesday, March 16th – YouthConnect online group for 13-18 year olds on Sunday, […]

Public Talk: Understanding Eating Disorders

March 9, 2011

Bodywhys Youth Development Officer, Fiona Flynn, will give a talk on ‘Understanding Eating Disorders’ as part of the St John of God spring lecture series 2011. This event takes place on Monday, March 14th at 8pm. Entrance is free and open to all. For further details of the St John of God lecture series see […]

Participants sought for pilot study of online body image tool

February 22, 2011

Bodywhys are seeking partipants for a research trial aimed at assessing the effectiveness of a new online mental health intervention called ‘SeeMySelf’ that looks at issues of body image and self-esteem. We are looking for participants (aged over 18) to complete the programme and to provide feedback on the programme and how you found it. […]

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2011

February 14, 2011

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2011 takes place from February 21st-25th. This year we have a wide range of information and fundraising events taking place – as ever we would ask for as much support as possible during this week. You can get involved by – Attending one of our events – Becoming a fan on […]

Volunteers needed in Waterford

February 2, 2011

Bodywhys is currently recruiting support group volunteers in the Waterford area. 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    * A good listener    * […]

Changes to Bodywhys Helpline Hours

February 2, 2011

From February 1st changes have been made to the Bodywhys Helpline to move towards more standardised hours of operation. The new helpline hours are as follows: Monday 19:30-21:30 Tuesday 10:30-12:30 Wednesday 19:30-21:30 Thursday 10:30-12:30 Friday 10:30-12:30 Sunday 19:30-21:30   Bodywhys are always looking for new volunteers for our helpline service – information and an application […]

Public Talk: Eating Disorders and Mental Health

January 11, 2011

Bodywhys Services Co-ordinator, Deirdre Cowman, will give a talk on ‘Eating Disorders and Mental Health’ at Swift Lecture Theatre St Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin 8 Wednesday 12th January at 7:30pm   This event is free to attend and open to all. Please arrive 10-15 minutes in advance if possible. This talk is part of the Aware […]

Bodywhys launch eating disorder support group in Cavan

January 4, 2011

Bodywhys will today (January 4th) launch a new support group for people affected by eating disorders in the Cavan area. Bridge Street Centre, Bridge Street, CavanTuesday, January 4th at 7:30pm This new service is being launched in conjunction with the Eating Disorders project of the CAWT (Co-operation and Working Together) cross border health services partnership […]

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