Support Services Update: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Update – 30/03/2020

In light of the recent confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ireland, and Government measures to minimise social interaction, Bodywhys is suspending some of its support services for now. We would like to reassure you this decision has come out of a duty of care to our service users and volunteers.



Services operating

  • As of March 30th, our helpline service 01-2107906 is resuming during the evenings of Monday, Wednesday and Sunday (7:30pm-9:30pm), and also Saturday mornings 10:30am-12:30pm.
  • We have dedicated email support service
  • BodywhysConnect online support groups for adults (19+) with eating disorders are operating as normal.
  • YouthConnect online support groups for young people aged 13-18 are operating as normal.
  • Bookings for the free PiLaR programme for family members for May 21st, Galway and Carrick-on-Shannon, are continuing as normal – please contact

Cancellations – Dublin support groups


  • All Bodywhys staff are working remotely at present.
  • Bodywhys school talks are suspended.
  • Information packs/literature will not be posted out at this time.
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