Range of services remain vital in supporting people affected by eating disorders

August 2, 2017

Bodywhys: The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland can report a 10% increase in use of the organisation’s support services in 2016. This includes: A 33% increase in email support requests. A 30% increase in attendance at face-to-face support groups. A 14% increase in attendance at BodywhysConnect, online support groups. That 10% of helpline calls and […]

‘To The Bone’ from Netflix, statement by Bodywhys

July 10, 2017

Bodywhys is aware of the discussion that has arisen in relation to the Netflix film, To The Bone which will be released on July 14th. The film, rated for those aged 15 and older, focuses on a 20 year old woman who is experiencing an eating disorder. Barry Murphy, Communications Officer with Bodywhys said: “Having […]

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017

February 27, 2017

Breaking stereotypes key to combating eating disorders Eating Disorders Awareness Week February 27nd – March 5th 2017 Bodywhys: The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland can report that in 2016: There was a 57% increase in email support requests. That 10% of those who attended face-to-face eating disorder support group were men. That 34% of callers […]

10% increase in usage of eating disorder support services

August 8, 2016

Bodywhys: The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland can report in 2015 there was: A 48% overall increase in support emails A 19% increase in attendance at face-to-face support groups Compared to 2014, in 2015 there was 19% increase email contacts from those aged 36-55 and a 9% increase in helpline calls from this demographic Approximately […]

Irish National Eating Disorders Conference 2016

February 22, 2016

Stanford research expert to discuss latest digital technologies in prevention and treatment of eating disorders Irish National Eating Disorders Conference: February 27th, 2016 Conference director Gerard Butcher, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, said: “Researcher and clinician Professor Megan Jones, Stanford University, California, will discuss the role of online interventions and their effectiveness for preventing the development of […]

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016

February 22, 2016

Support requests show occurrence of eating disorders not confined to teenagers Eating Disorders Awareness Week February 22nd-28th 2016 #edaw2016 Bodywhys: The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland can report in 2015 there was: An 89% increase in helpline calls concerning callers aged 36-55 A 13% increase in calls concerning 15-18 year olds affected by an eating […]

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