NIWE History

NIWE was set up in 1988 in response to people asking for support because of problems around food, such as not eating or restricting; eating and getting rid of food; compulsively eating; and other issues.

Download a copy of our NIWE service leaflet (PDF format)

NIWE currently employs six part time staff and sessional counsellors. The office is open Mondays to Fridays 9.30-4.30 and closed on weekends and bank holidays. There is an answerphone available at other times or you can email us on and we will aim to respond on the next working day.

Data Privacy

NIWE has always taken data protection very seriously and we take great care to collect, process and store people’s personal information securely. Please see our Privacy Notice and Cookies Notice for more details.






As a small charity, we rely on the amazing generosity of the public to allow us to continue our work. Every donation is noticed and appreciated, and allows us to really make a difference in someone’s life – by helping to provide specialised one to one counselling sessions to people who would otherwise not be able to access them, run our support groups, and provide training so people can spot the signs of eating distress and help others seek the support they need as early as possible. We use Give As You Live as our donation platform, and any contribution enables us to continue providing our supportive services for people struggling with anxiety around food.

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