Bodywhys Services During Chrismas

December 20, 2012

Christmas 2012 helpline dates. December 23rd – 26th, closed. December 27th, 28th and 30th, open. December 31st and January 1st, closed. January 2nd, open. Bodywhys Connect will run on December 26th, and January 2nd.  Our Teens Online Support Group will run on December 23rd, December 30th, and January 6th. Face to face support groups are running […]

Teens Online Support Group

October 12, 2012

  Our online support group for 13-18 year olds, formerly Youth Connect, is now known as Teens Online Support Group. The role of our support groups is to allow people with eating disorders to talk about their experiences in a safe space. Sometimes people talk about their worries, how their week has gone, the upcoming […]

TCD Support Group Resumes

October 10, 2012

  Our TCD support group for people with eating disorders resumed this month.  Location:  The Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Student Counselling Service, 7-9 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2 Date & Time: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month, 6-7:30pm More Details: *** PLEASE NOTE *** This group is for students of Trinity College only. The next meeting will […]

Bodywhys and the Sandycove Vintage & Classics Charity Shop

September 2, 2012

Sandycove Vintage & Classics Charity Shop have nominated Bodywhys as the charity for the month of September. Need to clear out your wardrobes? Sandycove Vintage & Classics Charity Shop are looking for donations of clothes etc. especially  anything that is old/vintage!   All support greatly appreciated.   Address: 49a Sandycove Road, Sandycove, Co. Dublin. Click here […]

Youth Connect: Cancellation 2nd Sept

August 30, 2012

Youth Connect: Cancellation Online Support Group – 2nd September Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances we have to cancel our online support this coming Sunday, 2nd September. Bodywhys would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. For support please contact alex@bodywhys.ie

Annual Report 2011

July 23, 2012

Our annual report for 2011 is now available online here. The report contains information on the activities undertaken by Bodywhys throughout 2011, including information on contact with our suport services.

Help us evaluate our online support group! We need your help!

July 5, 2012

Research Study: How Beneficial Do You Find Online Support Groups? Bodywhys – The Eating Disorder Association of Ireland in collaboration with the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science would like to invite you to take part in a study that explores the experiences of people who participate in online support groups. We are interested […]

Help us evaluate our online support group! We need your help!

July 5, 2012

Research Study: How Beneficial Do You Find Online Support Groups? Bodywhys – The Eating Disorder Association of Ireland in collaboration with the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science would like to invite you to take part in a study that explores the experiences of people who participate in online support groups. We are interested […]

Friends & Family Support Group Cancellation: Carlow

July 4, 2012

Bodywhys Carlow Family & Friends Support Group – 4th July. Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances we have to cancel our friends & family group in Carlow this evening, but the group for people with eating disorders will go ahead as planned. Bodywhys would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. For support please contact alex@bodywhys.ie

Upcoming Lecture: Neurocognition in Eating Disorders

June 19, 2012

Dr Alison Darcy, Stanford University Dr Darcy will give a lecture on Neurocognition in Eating Disorders, Friday 29 June 2012, F209 UCD Newman Building, 1-3 pm. Lunch will be provided at 1pm. RSVP to Barbara.Dooley@ucd.ie by Wednesday 27 June. Alison Darcy, PhD is a Child and Adolescent Psychology Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. Under the […]

Course for Family Members

May 25, 2012

The Eating Disorder Early Intervention Project       A 6 week Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workshop to help your family member recover from an Eating Disorder Week 1: The complexity of an eating disorder Week 2: Which kind of a Carer are you? Week 3: Strategies to help you and your family member Week 4: […]

Bodywhys Cavan Group Closed for Summer months

May 2, 2012

Due to circustances beyond our control the Bodywhys Cavan group will be suspended from May 2nd for the summer months. Please check our website in Septmeber for updates. Other support services available include: – The Bodywhys National LoCall Helpline – BodywhysConnect online support group for 18+ – YouthConnect online support groups for 13-18 year olds […]

Bodywhys and Independent Colleges, present an evening diploma ‘Introduction to Eating Disorders’

April 12, 2012

Bodywhys is delighted to be working with independent colleges to present this 10 week Evening diploma, ‘Introduction to Eating Disorders: Dispelling Myths’. This diploma will introduce and examine key themes in the spectrum of eating disorders. For more information please see www.independentcolleges.ie

Bodywhys Galway Group closed for summer months

March 28, 2012

Due to circustances beyond our control the Bodywhys Galway group will be suspended from April 1st for the summer months. Other support services available include: – The Bodywhys National LoCall Helpline – BodywhysConnect online support group for 18+ – YouthConnect online support groups for 13-18 year olds – Email support via alex@bodywhys.ie We hope to […]

Cavan: Talk on Eating Disorders in Over 16s – March 27th

March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 27th from 7-8:30pm at The Conference Hall, Cavan General Hospital   Speakers: Nuala Miles, Eating Disorder Therapist Dr Parvez Butt: A Parent’s Perspective Marie Devine, Member of Bodywhys Board of Directors Book your free place by contacting nuala.miles@hse.ie or (049) 437 6056

Join Team Bodywhys for the 2012 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

March 21, 2012

It’s that time of year again! Online entries for the 2012 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon are now open – you can apply online now via the Mini Marathon Website or alternatively get an application form in the Evening Herald Be part of the Bodywhys team and help us raise much needed funds – you can […]

Join us for our Body Positive Fun Walk This Saturday!

February 22, 2012

As part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2012, Bodywhys will be holding a Fancy Dress Fun Walk – Celebrating Positive Body Image at the Phoenix Park this Saturday (25th). The 5K walk will begin at 2pm and we will be meeting at the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park. Dress up as much or as little […]

SPHE Resource for Schools Launched

February 20, 2012

Bodywhys today (February 20th) launched a new SPHE Resource for schools, “Responding to Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues” The resource – a collaboration between Bodywhys and the SPHE Support Service – provides detailed information on what eating disorders are, how teachers can recognise and respond to eating disorders in the school environment, and how best […]

Be Body Positive: Volunteers Needed  

February 12, 2012

        Bodywhys seek volunteers for our ‘Be Body Positive’ schools programme in the Dublin area. The ‘Be Body Positive‘ schools programme is for young people aged 12-20 in the secondary school and youth group setting. The aim of the programme is to encourage discussion in the area of body image and self esteem, to […]

Public Information Evening (Cork) – Monday, Feb 20th

February 8, 2012

Public Information Evening: Understanding Eating Disorders 7:30pm at James O’Keeffe Institute, Duhallow, Co Cork Find out more about What eating disorders are What treatment options are available Bodywhys support services This event is free and open to all. A map of this location is available here

GP Information Evening – Thursday 23rd Feb

February 6, 2012

Thursday 23rd Eating Disorders – GP Information Evening  6:00-8:30pm at St. Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin 8. Speakers: Dr. Sarah Prasad, Consultant Psychiatrist – ED Service SPUH.   Dr Mary McCreery, ED Service, SPUH – Dietetics and Nutritional Management       Louise O’Leary, Occupational Therapist, ED SPUH –  Occupational difficulties in Eating Disorder Recovery               […]

Fancy Dress Fun Walk – Saturday 25th Feb

February 6, 2012

Saturday 25th Fancy Dress Fun Walk – Celebrating Positive Body Image 5K walk in the Phoenix Park – meeting near the papal cross at 2pm Dress up as much or as little as you like… and in case of rain, make sure you bring your most colourful umbrella! If you are involved in an art […]

Eating Problems in Adolescents – Tuesday 21st Feb

February 6, 2012

Tuesday 21st “Eating Problems in Adolescents” – Information Session for Parents & Carers 7:00-8:30pm at the Lucena Clinic, 59 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6   Speakers: Prof. Fiona McNicholas – Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lucena Clinic Ms. Jacinta Hastings – Chief Executive Officer, Bodywhys Ms. Nuala Miles – Eating Disorder Therapist, Cavan General Hospital […]