New eating disorders support groups for King’s Lynn

New support groups for over-18s with eating disorders are being launched in King's Lynn.

Beat, in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) are developing new self help and support groups across Norfolk as part of the Norfolk Community Eating Disorder Service.

Louise Dunne, from Beat, said: 'We know there is continued pressure in society to look good and for some people it is too much to cope with. In Norfolk there are more and more people finding it difficult to deal with these problems and Beat is here to help.'

Following a successful open evening held during Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February two new groups have now opened in Norwich for those affected by an eating disorder and individuals who may be caring for a family member or friend.

These groups, hosted by trained Beat group facilitators, will give people the chance to share experiences and gain support from others who may be dealing with a similar situation.

To expand services across West Norfolk, Beat will be opening new groups in King's Lynn to support people over 18 years of age who are dealing with an eating disorder in their lives and will be hosting an open information session in from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday, March 27, at The Discovery Centre in Columbia Way, King's Lynn.

Anyone interested in attending the groups or in training as a volunteer group facilitator are invited to the information session.

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For more information about volunteering and the groups, contact Louise Dunne, volunteering co-ordinator , by email at l.dunne@b-eat.co.uk or by calling 01603 753338.

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