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Beat have offered reassurance, contact with other parents who are going through the same thing – either at the same time, ahead of you or a little bit behind. They are a comfort and inspiration, and it is great to share your own experiences knowing that another family might benefit. Beat pass on training and knowledge which is vital in assisting the entire family on this journey. It helps you to reflect on the way you approach and handle situations daily.

Solace is a free video-based support group hosted weekly over Zoom. It's for anyone supporting somebody with an eating disorder and gives you the opportunity to share your feelings and get support from others in a similar situation.

Solace runs over an 8-week period and during this time your Solace facilitator will offer guidance and support whilst working through different ideas and discussion points. Topics will be focused on the themes of self-care, feelings, and boundaries.

You’ll get the chance to raise any questions you have and, where possible, to speak with a Beat Ambassador, a person who has recovered from an eating disorder themselves.

We are exhausted but grateful for the constant reminders to attend to self-care in our Solace group. As a parent it can often seem like self-indulgence but it is essential. Good to be reminded. Thank you for helping to hold us all together. It’s a long journey and a thousand thanks, ten times over for all that you do.

How often is Solace available?

Solace runs nine times a week so that you’re able to join the group that most suits you. Times vary between 7pm – 8.30pm Monday to Wednesday. We also have daytime sessions, which run on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 11.30am.

Do I have to commit to joining each week?

The full course is 8 sessions long and we would encourage you to join for the full 8 weeks. We understand that things can get in the way, if you are unable to attend, please contact the training team. We would ask for a 6-week commitment for the programme.

Our Beat clinicians have designed the new programme in such a way that experiencing them all together will enhance and improve Solace. Once the 8 sessions are over you will be offered a space to attend a further group which will be facilitated by our Beat Specialist Support Officers.

Can I join more than one group per week?

Unfortunately, spaces are very limited at the moment and we would like to make sure as many people get support as possible so we please ask that you only attend one group.

What if I can’t join a group I’ve booked?

Please let us know as soon as possible if you won’t be using your space so that we can offer it to somebody else.

What is needed from me?

In order to join Solace, you’ll need a good internet connection and a working camera.

If you have other questions, please email us or call 01925 912829.

Beat's Solace Group has really, really helped me feel like I am helping others as we are further along the journey but also reassured me that there are others going through this too. Caring for someone is a hugely emotional experience and now that things are more calm and less emotional.

Date Register

Tuesday morning from 16th August - 4th October with Áine at 10:00am - 11:30am.
Available to all parents and carers nationwide.

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Tuesday evening from 16th August - 4th October with Áine at 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Available to all parents and carers nationwide.

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Wednesday evening from 17th August - 12th October with Ros at 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Available to all parents and carers nationwide.

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Saturday morning from 20th August - 8th October with Colette from 9:30am - 11:00am.
Available to all parents and carers nationwide.

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Book a session

All Solace sessions are now bookable through our e-learning platform, POD!

We have 11 Solace groups running a week which includes day and evening sessions as well as weekend groups. Please sign up below to see what spaces we still have available for you to join.

If you are unable to get onto a course this time, you can also use POD to complete online learning modules, access resources and find a space to talk with peers to help you better support your loved one.

These sessions may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes and will not be shared externally.

If you have any questions, please contact the training team.