Rachel is running the Great North Run!
One of our counsellors, Rachel, is running the Great North Run this September and is raising money for NIWE. Any donations help NIWE to continue supporting those whose lives are affected by eating distress. If you are in a position to donate, please click here to visit Rachel’s LocalGiving page.
Anorexia Research – Sexual Perfectionism Study by City, University Of London
A research project around anorexia is being conducted as part of a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City, University of London. The researchers are currently asking for participants who are female and over the age of 18, with a diagnosis of anorexia. The study is voluntary and completely anonymous.
For more information, please click here
To read the full details of the study and to volunteer to take part in the research, please click here
#FirstSteps Film Campaign
We have created 4 short films to help prevent the onset or further development of an eating disorder in young people.
Our films aim to;
- Highlight how a young person’s life can be affected by an eating disorder
- Identify signs and symptoms of common eating disorders
- Explore some of the underlying triggers linked to the development of an eating disorder
- Encourage those with eating distress to seek help at the earliest point
Body Image survey
In May 2018 NIWE conducted a body image survey which was completed by 192 people aged 13-25. See this page for more information and to book interactive talks for secondary schools which have been developed as a result of this survey.
Information about where to go for crisis and emergency help is available on our Other Help page, or ring the NHS on 111 for details of local crisis services and your nearest A&E. If you feel like harming yourself or others, ring 999.