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Swan - Online Support Group

What is Swan?

We're glad you're interested in joining our online support group for those with anorexia navigating an eating disorder (no diagnosis is required). This is a virtual chat-room where you can expect a supportive community. In this judgment-free space, you have the option to share your thoughts by typing or simply listen to others—participation is entirely voluntary.

Each session will be split into two parts. The first 30 minutes will be spent focused on the group theme (please see below) and the second 30 minutes will be a guided Q&A focused on eating disorder recovery.

What are group themes?

The group themes have been created to empower individuals in overcoming obstacles and gaining confidence in a range of areas. By providing a supportive space for exploration and growth, our themed groups aim to facilitate meaningful discussions, share valuable insights, and foster a sense of community among those who join.

Date: Theme Title:

Monday 3rd June:

Helping others understand your eating disorder

Monday 10th June:

Setting healthy boundaries

Monday 17th June

Summer triggers

Monday 24th June

Letting go of the eating disorder identity

What is a guided Q&A section?

The guided Q&A section offers a safe space to engage in conversations, ask questions, or share your experiences through text. We encourage you to engage in respectful discussions, knowing that empathy and understanding are at the core of our group. For example, if you're seeking insights on coping with specific challenges, consider asking fellow members if they've encountered similar situations and how they navigated them.

Helpful information:

Our moderators ensure a safe environment, and to make sure that your privacy is respected. We're here to foster a sense of community and support as we help navigate you through your eating disorder journey towards recovery.

Please see what our group looks like:

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Within Guidelines? –

To maintain a smooth flow of conversation, our moderators may not approve every message shared if it doesn't align with the ongoing discussion. This ensures that conversations remain focused and the group atmosphere remains supportive rather than overwhelming. Note that we aim to keep our groups as recovery focused as possible, with the eating disorder always being at the centre of our conversations.

Access the Swan Chat Room. 

Dates and times for Swan online support

The Swan anorexia support group runs on Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm.

Further information

If you have any questions or concerns about our online support groups, please email us.

Signs of anorexia

Spotting the signs of anorexia is more difficult than many people realise and include behavioural and psychological signs as well as physical.

Treatment for anorexia

Anorexia is a serious mental illness. As such, there are a number of different treatment options available including therapy and self-help.