Support Services – Christmas 2014

December 15, 2014

Bodywhys support services over Christmas 2014 include the following.     Email support will be available through alex@bodywhys.ie Online support groups, BodywhysConnect and YouthConnect will be operating as normal. The Bodywhys helpline, 1890 200 444, is closed December 24th-26th, 28th, 30th, 31st and January 1st

Christmas Tips

November 19, 2014

The lead up to and the Christmas period can be a very difficult time for someone affected by an eating disorder. A list of tips for coping with the Christmas period is available here.

Documentary: Perceived Perfection

October 14, 2014

During the summer, Siobhain Kehoe, MA student in IADT produced a short documentary called Perceived Perfection. The documentary features Bodywhys Services Co-ordinator, Harriet Parsons. You can watch it here.

Cork Course – PiLaR: Peer Led Resilience

October 8, 2014

Are you supporting a family member with an eating disorder in the Cork region? Bodywhys and Cork Mental Health Services invite you to attend a free 4 week programme for families and friends. When and Where: Commencing on Wednesday, 5th November, 2014. 7:30pm-9pm. Ravenscourt Day Hospital, St. Finbarr’s Campus, Douglas Road, Cork (opposite Blood Donor […]

Limerick Course – PiLaR: Peer Led Resilience

September 22, 2014

Are you supporting a family member with an eating disorder in the Limerick region? Bodywhys and Limerick Mental Health Services invite you to attend 4 week programme for families and friends. When and Where: Commencing on Wednesday, 1st October, 2014 at 7:30pm. The Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street, Limerick. Booking: Places are limited. Attendance is free, […]

Annual Report 2013

July 15, 2014

          The Bodywhys Annual Report 2013 is now available. Support Services In 2013, Bodywhys dealt with 546 support email requests. 78% of those were from people with eating disorders, 19% were from family and friends.   48% of those who used the Bodywhys helpline were people with eating disorders, whilst 47% […]

Listening Meetings: Arklow & Wexford

May 14, 2014

Tell us what you think about the mental health services  Do you use mental health services or are you significantly involved in the life of someone who does? Do you have something to say about your experience that you want the people who design, plan and deliver mental health services to hear? Paddy McGowan, interim […]

An Trek Fada: The Long Walk

May 4, 2014

What and who? Bettie Marie Burger-Smith, General Manager at the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, is undertaking a 364 km walk – from Belfast to Wexford as a fundraiser with all proceeds going to Bodywhys. When? Starting on May 5th at the Titanic Centre Belfast (10am), Bettie-Marie will walk on average of approx 28 km per day.  ‘An Trek Fada’ will conclude […]

Let’s Be Positive Programme

April 4, 2014

Welcome to the ‘Let’s Be Positive’ Programme Public Relations students from Dundalk Institute of Technology have developed the ‘Let’s Be Positive’ programme in conjunction with Bodywhys. This three day programme (April 9th-April 11th) is for secondary school students in the North East area, including Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan. The programme encourages students to reflect […]

Mental Health Services: Feedback Opportunity

March 18, 2014

Do you use mental health services or are you significantly involved in the life of someone who does? Do you have something to say about your experience that you want the people who design, plan and deliver mental health services to hear? Paddy McGowan, interim Head of Service User, Family Member and Carer Engagement on […]

New Support Group: Sligo

March 3, 2014

Bodywhys is starting free support group for friends and family of people affected by eating disorders in Sligo. Location: Markievicz House, Sligo Date and Time: 7:30pm – 9pm, 1st Wednesday of each month Starting: 5th March, 2014. No need to pre-register. Open to those aged 18+ What is a Bodywhys support group?

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2014

February 17, 2014

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) 2014 takes place from February 24th – March 2nd, 2014. Click here for the calendar of events   #EDAW2014 Bodywhys Facebook Bodywhys Twitter  

Research: Living with an eating disorder in Ireland

January 15, 2014

Establishing a holistic account of what life is like for adolescents affected by eating disorders in Ireland. We are a team of researchers from Saint John of God Hospitaller Services and University College Dublin. We are interested in talking to 15-18 year olds about their experiences of living with an eating disorder. In particular, we […]

Sligo – PiLaR: Peer Led Resilience

January 8, 2014

Are you supporting a family member with an eating disorder? PiLaR: Peer Led Resilience Bodywhys and Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services invite you to attend 6 week programme for families and friends. When and Where: Commencing on Wednesday, 15th January, 2014 at 7:30pm. Markievicz House, Sligo. Course 1: Wednesdays from  15th January – 19th February : […]

Eating Disorders Alpbach 2014

January 7, 2014

Eating Disorders Alpbach 2014 Anorexia and Bulimia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity The 22nd International Conference When: October 16-18, 2014 Where: Alpbach, Tyrol, Austria  

Jan 17th - Dublin Support Groups CancelledMore Details