Volunteer nutritional therapist
Are you a qualified nutritional therapist and would like to help people struggling with eating disorders to eat well again? Why not volunteer with us?
Our befriending service offers longer-term support to people in the early stages of an eating disorder, by matching them with a trained volunteer befriender who has themselves experienced an eating disorder, and has been in sustained recovery for at least two years.
Talk ED befrienders support someone’s journey through weekly telephone calls over six months, offering real hope and encouragement from a place of empathy and understanding, and providing practical coping strategies to help them manage fear related to food and eating.
To support this service, we are seeking qualified nutritional therapists to review seven-day food diaries and supplementary information submitted by befriendees, and provide suggestions to help them make small, positive changes towards eating well again.
The role includes reviewing:
- What’s missing from the diet
- If the diet is sufficient as expressed in kilocalories
- Feared foods/food groups
- Eating patterns
and making written suggestions to encourage:
- Regular eating
- Adequate portion sizes
- Eating across all the food groups
- Making achievable changes
- Consolidating changes before moving on to the next new food
How much time will I need to commit?
This is a flexible voluntary role, and we anticipate 2-3 hours per month.
I’m interested, what’s next?
If you would like to apply for this voluntary role, or find out more, please contact us and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Are you worried that you, or a loved one may have an eating disorder? Our Peer Support Team have lived experiences of eating disorders and recovery.
To talk to someone who understands, book a 1:1 support call, we’re here to help.