Helpline – 01 210 7906

Christmas 2019 Updates

Helpline 01-2107906: Open Dec 22nd, Dec 23rd and Dec 29th. In the New Year, the helpline will be open again from Sunday 5th Jan 2020.

Please feel free to email over the Christmas season.

Opening hours*

Mondays 07:30pm – 09:20pm
Tuesdays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Wednesdays 07:30pm – 09:20pm
Thursdays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Fridays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Sundays 07:30pm – 09:20pm

Update 20/11/18

*Please note that, due to circumstances beyond our control, our evening helpline will finish at the earlier time of 9.20pm.

About the helpline

The helpline is open for two hours a day, six days per week and is delivered by a team of trained volunteers. It offers a non-judgemental and confidential support and information service. Many people with an eating disorder call the helpline, as well as family and friends who are worried. The helpline is open to anyone.

People call the the helpline for many reasons, such as:

  • To talk something out
  • To look for support about what they are coping with
  • To try to understand how to approach and talk to someone
  • To become equipped with the information and knowledge about treatment pathways and options
  • To figure out a dilemma and work through the options available to them.

Our trained volunteers have the capacity and skills to listen to what you’re going through.

Also, callers can access names of local health professionals, details of all Bodywhys support services and other voluntary organisations where appropriate. We also have details of resources on eating disorders and self-help.

The cost of calls to a LoCall number from a mobile phone may vary depending on your service provider and tariff. Please check with your service provider if you are unsure of this cost.

Please note – Bodywhys provides confidential support services within the limits of its Child Protection Policy.

Technical fault – July 2019


We’re currently experiencing a technical fault with our 1890 helpline number. We apologise that this has made accessing the service difficult.

Please contact 01 210 7906 whilst work to resolve this issue.If you can’t get through to the helpline, please feel free to email for personal support or information at any time.

We’ll update you once our 1890 number is back in operation.