Peer support groups
Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder or eating distress yourself, or supporting a loved one, our online peer-led support groups are here to help.
Our groups take place on Tuesdays on Zoom and are open to anyone aged 18+ based in the UK. We currently run a group for individuals (those living with an eating disorder personally), and one for family, friends and carers supporting a loved one.
The sessions offer a safe, non-judgmental space to share your thoughts, feelings and challenges with others who have similar experiences. We keep the groups small in size to ensure that everyone feels comfortable speaking and sharing at a level that feels right for them (even if, for you, that means just listening).
Both groups are self-guided and moderated by a Talk ED team member with lived experience, and may be assisted by trained volunteers.
Read our blog post – what to expect at a peer support group session.
Individuals peer group
Every other Tuesday, 10am – 11.30am
A space to share your own challenges and successes, to learn more about recovery and what it means for you and take away tips and practical strategies to help you move forward. People with all eating disorders are welcome, and you don’t have to have a clinical diagnosis to take part.
This group is facilitated by Talk ED’s Belinda, who has personal experience of recovery from eating disorders.
“I feel such a sense of community from this group. I don’t feel so alone and that everything is my fault.”
Family, friends and carers peer group
Every other Tuesday, 7pm – 8pm
The session is a chance to share questions, concerns and coping strategies and hear how others have managed in similar circumstances. You’ll be talking with those who understand first-hand the daily challenges of supporting someone with an eating disorder.
This group is facilitated by Talk ED’s Joanna, who has personal experience of supporting her daughter through recovery from an eating disorder.
“Groups like these are vital for supporting families, it’s been a lifeline to me.”
By booking a place on one of our support groups you confirm that you agree to abide by our code of conduct for the safeguarding of yourself and fellow group participants.
Our peer support groups are part of Pip’s Place Online, and are available free of charge thanks to fundraising by the family and friends of Pip McManus.
Our support services are confidential, and our peer support team aim to create a trusting relationship with you. Your personal details will never be shared with third parties unless consent has been given, and only on a ‘need to know’ basis. Exceptions to this are detailed in our confidentiality policy and are made only where there is a potential risk to you or others, and/or where required by law.