Call our National Helpline on 01-2107906 or email

Christmas 2016 Updates

The Christmas period can be particularly challenging for those affected by eating disorders. The build up to the season, changes in routine, expectations around socialising and food can contribute to stress, pressure and conflicted thoughts and feelings.


Click here to read our tips on coping with an eating disorder during Christmas.

Support services

Dublin support group: The groups in Dublin will take place on Wednesday, December 21st at 7:30pm. Friends Meeting House, 4/5 Eustace Street, Dublin 2.

Online support groups:

BodywhysConnect – Adult online support group: Dec 14th, 19th and 28th. Jan 2nd.

YouthConnect – Online group for teenagers: Dec 18th, Jan 1st and Jan 8th

Email support: will be available.

Helpline 1890 200 444 – opening hours include:

Mon 19th: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Tues 20th: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Weds 21st: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Thurs 22nd: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Fri 23rd: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Closed: Sun 25th and Mon 26th


Tues 27th: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Weds 28th: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Thurs 29th: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Fri 30th: 10:30am – 12:30pm

January 2017 – the helpline will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd