Solace

Solace is a free video-based peer support group hosted 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.

Whilst facilitated by an experienced eating disorder clinician, the session is led by you. Topics may include discussion arounds meal plans, setting boundaries and understanding why change is difficult. 

You’ll get the chance to raise other points for discussion and, where possible, to speak with a Beat Ambassador, a person who has recovered from an eating disorder themselves.

Beat have offered reassurance, contact with other parents who are  going the the same thing - either at the same time, ahead of you or a little bit behind. They are a comfort, inspiration and also 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.

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 seven times a week so that you’re able to join the group that most suits you. Times vary between 19:00-20:30 Monday to Thursday, Friday 10:00-11:30, and Saturday 10:00-11:30.

Four groups are open to everyone in the UK. Scotland and Wales also have a dedicated group each to ensure conversation is relevant to the healthcare systems in those nations. 

Do I have to commit to joining each week?

No. Every Solace group is booked individually, so you can decide whether you want to attend regularly or just occasionally.

Can I join more than one group per week?

You can, but please do be aware that spaces are limited and we would like to make sure as many people get support as possible.

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 contact solace@beateatingdisorders.org.uk.

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 others going through this too.  Caring for someone is a hugely emotional experience and now that things are more calm and less emotional.

UK Dates

Please note that first time attendees are required to complete a short survey prior to booking a place on Solace.
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November
Tues 17 & 24
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November (NI Focus)
Tues 17 & 24
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November
Wed 18 & 25
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November
Fri 20 & 27
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November
Sat 21 & 28
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December
Tues 1, 8, 15
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December
Tues 1, 8, 15
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December
Wed 2, 9, 16
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December
Fri 4, 11 & 18
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December
Sat 5, 12 & 19
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Scotland Dates

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November
Wed 4, 11, 18 & 25
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December
Wed 2, 9, 16
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Wales Dates

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November
Mon 23 & 30
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December
Mon 7, 14
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12 Days of Solace

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1st day of Solace: Managing the Family
21st December 7pm – 8:30 pm
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2nd day of Solace: Planning for Christmas
22nd December 7pm – 8:30 pm
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3rd day of Solace: Meal planning
23rd December 7pm – 8:30 pm
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4th day of Solace: Active listening skills
24th December 10am - 11:30 am
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5th day of Solace: Remembering to breathe
24th December 10am - 11:30 am 
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6th day of Solace: c’s of collaborative care
26th December 10am - 11:30 am
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7th day of Solace: Stress and stress container
28th December 7pm – 8:30 pm
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8th day of Solace: Big feeling cycle
29th December 7pm – 8:30 pm
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9th day of Solace: Worries & how to manage
30th December 7pm – 8:30 pm
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10th day of Solace: Rolling with resistance
31st December 10am - 11:30 am
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11th day of Solace: Self soothing box
1st January 10am - 11:30 am
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12th day of Solace: Self care and looking after me
2nd January  10am - 11:30 am
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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 via training@beateatingdisorders.org.uk.