January 2016 – Overshadowed in conjunction with Bodywhys

December 14, 2015

As part of the First Fortnight festival, Bodywhys is supporting Overshadowed written by Eva O’ Connor (Sunday’s Child Theatre). It tells the story of Imogene, a young woman who develops an eating disorder and the subsequent impact on her school life, family and relationships. The play runs from January 6th-9th, 2016. Click here to book […]

Christmas 2015 Updates

December 9, 2015

        Details of our support services over the Christmas period are as follows: Monday Dec 21st – Helpline 1890 200 444Tuesday Dec 22nd – HelplineWed Dec 23rd – Adult online support group, BodywhysConnectSunday Dec 20th – Teens online support group, YouthConnectSunday Dec 27th – YouthConnectMonday Dec 28th – Helpline / BodywhysConnectSunday Jan […]

December 2015 Support Groups

December 2, 2015

Face-to-face support groups (18+) for December 2015 are as follows: Dublin City: Wednesday, 2nd December & Wednesday, 16th December (One group for people with eating disorders, and another for family and friends, on both dates) – 7:30pm Dublin: Wednesday, 2nd December (TCD Students only). Note, this group starts at 6pm. Carlow: Wednesday, 2nd December (Group […]

Research Study – Psychological Factors Associated with Eating

November 2, 2015

    Call for Participants: Psychological Factors Associated with Eating Sarah-Jane Elliffe, Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, TCD is conducting a research study into the psychological factors associated with eating behaviours and attitudes in men and women aged 18+. The aim of the study is to gain information that might help devise better treatment programmes […]

November 2015 Support Groups

November 2, 2015

Face-to-face support groups (18+) for November 2015 are as follows: Dublin City: Wednesday, 4th November & Wednesday, 18th November (One group for people with eating disorders, and another for family and friends) Dublin: Wednesday, 4th November (TCD Students only). Note, this group starts at 6pm. Carlow: Wednesday, 4th November (Group for people with eating disorders) […]

Free Information Evening on Eating Disorders in Sligo

October 14, 2015

When: Wednesday, 21st October, 7:30pm Where: Canis Major Clarion Hotel Speakers: Dr. Edmond O’ Mahony, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Lead Eating Disorders Mary Harron, Eating Disorders Practitioner Jacinta Hastings, CEO, Bodywhys

October 2015 Support Groups

October 6, 2015

Face-to-face support groups (18+) for October 2015 are as follows: Dublin City: Wednesday, 7th October & Wednesday, 21st October (One group for people with eating disorders, and another for family and friends) Dublin: Wednesday, 7th October (TCD Students only). Note, this group starts at 6pm. Carlow: Wednesday, 7th October (Group for people with eating disorders) […]

September 2015 Support Groups

September 1, 2015

Face-to-face support groups (18+) for September 2015 are as follows: Dublin City: Wednesday, 2nd September & Wednesday, 16th September Carlow: Wednesday, 2nd September Groups are free and start at 7:30pm http://www.bodywhys.ie/supportServices/support-groups/

Annual Report 2014 Statistics

June 9, 2015

          Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, can today report that in 2014:   That 70% of calls to the organisation’s helpline were first time callers The majority of helpline calls (27%) concerned individuals affected by eating disorders aged between 25-35 years. The majority of calls (30%) concerned a person […]

Participants needed – Understanding the experience of Bulimia

April 14, 2015

Alice Cashman from University College Cork is researching the lived experiences of individuals with bulimia (18+). The study will focus particularly on the development of the disorder over time, the effects of public perception, their help-seeking behaviours and possible barriers to help-seeking. The research will take the form of semi-structured interviews with individuals who have […]

Cavan Course – PiLaR: Peer Led Resilience

March 30, 2015

Are you supporting a family member with an eating disorder in the North East region? Bodywhys and Cavan/Monaghan Mental Health Services invite you to attend a free 4 week programme for families and friends. When: Commencing on Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Where: Community Service Building, Cavan Road, Cootehill, Co. Cavan Booking: Places are limited. […]

Heart Rate Variability, Mood and Eating Behaviours; A Multi Case Study Approach

March 16, 2015

Are you female, between the ages of 18 and 30 and living in Cork City? Would you like to learn about your eating behaviours? Researchers in Cork are looking for women who engage in different eating behaviours to participate in a study. Researchers are studying under-eating behaviours, grazing eating behaviours, binge eating behaviours and healthy […]

Research participants needed

March 2, 2015

Reseearch participants are required for three studies, details of which have been added to our website. Study 1: Eating Disorders and Real-Life Reading Study 2: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Families Study 3: The Media and Body Image For further information, please see here.  

Free talk: Eating Disorders and Depression – The Link

January 28, 2015

        A lecture by Harriet Parsons, Services Co-ordinator at Bodywhys. When: February 11th Where: Lecture Theatre, Swift Centre, St. Patrick’s University Hospital, James’s St., Dublin 8. Time: 7.30pm With thanks to Aware Ireland.

Kilkenny Course – PiLaR: Peer Led Resilience

January 27, 2015

Are you supporting a family member with an eating disorder in the South East region? Bodywhys and Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary Mental Health Services invite you to attend a free 4 week programme for families and friends. When and Where: Commencing on Wednesday, 25th February, 2015. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Loughboy Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny Booking: Places […]