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Services for Carers in Northern Ireland

Along with a dedicated Northern Ireland helpline (0808 801 0434), Beat offers a range of services for people in Northern Ireland who may be supporting someone with an eating disorder.

Harnessing Hope

Harnessing Hope is an online carer skills workshop designed specifically for those supporting someone with an enduring eating disorder (one that has been consistently present for five or more years).

Developing Dolphins

A free video based training workshop for anyone caring in a personal capacity for someone with an eating disorder. Along with others who are caring for someone with an eating disorder, you’ll learn new skills from an experienced eating disorder clinician.

Provides a working knowledge of eating disorders and how they impact the brain and influence your loved one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviour.

This project is funded by the NI Carers’ Support Fund.

Raising Resilience

A free video based training workshop for anyone caring in a personal capacity for someone with an eating disorder. Along with others who are caring for someone with an eating disorder, you’ll learn new skills from an experienced eating disorder clinician.

Helps you look at what you can do practically to support your loved one - for example, stress management at mealtimes. This project is funded by the NI Carers’ Support Fund.

Nexus

Nexus is a telephone support service for parents, siblings, partners, and others caring for a loved one who has an eating disorder.

POD - Peer Support and Online Development for Carers

POD is here for anyone supporting someone with an eating disorder. Join our online community to find a space to learn, share experiences, and find support.

Endeavour

Endeavour is a carer support group for parents/carers of young people aged 5-15, with an ARFID (Avoidance/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) diagnosis and/or displaying ARFID behaviours.

Information Packs

Our resource pack for parents and carers is a comprehensive guide for those whose loved one has recently been diagnosed with an eating disorder.

Helpline

Our dedicated helpline number and email address for people in Northern Ireland is open 365 days a year.

Northern Ireland: 0808 801 0434

NIhelp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Callers can call the confidential free phoneline or email for friendly, non-judgmental advice regarding an eating disorder or supporting someone with an eating disorder.