Norfolk Support Services

Beat provides a range of dedicated support services for the people of Norfolk.

Helpline

There is a dedicated helpline which sufferers, professionals, families and friends can call on 0300 300 0115 open Monday to Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm or email norfolkhelpmail@b-eat.co.uk.
The helpline and email service are open to anyone over 18 who needs support and information relating to an eating disorder.
For those under 18, please call Beat’s national Youthline on 0845 634 7650 or email fyp@b-eat.co.uk.

Collaborative Care Skills Workshops

In collaboration with Norfolk Community Eating Disorder Service, we run a series of eight free workshops open to parents and carers (family members, partners, friends) in Norfolk. The workshops empower attendees to support change and promote recovery by improving understanding of eating disorders and developing practical skills for dealing with difficult situations. Carers learn different communication techniques and gain insight and tools to support and care for someone with an eating disorder. Past attendees have praised the workshops for empowering them to better support the person they care for: 

“As a family we have all learnt so much over the last year and I’m convinced that [our son's] recovery would have taken much longer without the very valuable lessons we learned at the workshops.” Collaborative Care Skills Workshop attendee

2015/16 dates include a series of workshops delivered over seven weeks  begining on: June 10th, September 30th and January 13th. Workshop eight is a follow up session 4-6 weeks after the last session.

Topics covered in the sessions include: 

  • Understanding eating disorders
  • How carers can cope with eating disorders 
  • The Stages of Change Model
  • Addressing challenging behaviour
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Setting boundaries
  • Appropriate consequences
  • Supporting maintenance

For more information about the workshops or to  request a registration form please email norfolkgroups@b-eat.co.uk or call 01603 753334.

Self Help and Support Groups

We run two support groups in Norwich – one for people with an eating disorder and another for family and friends. The groups provide a confidential, supportive space where people can share experiences, thoughts, problems and successes. Read more about our self-help and support groups and search for groups in Norfolk on our HelpFinder online directory of support services.

Training

If you’re a healthcare professional (primary care clinician, GP, practice nurse or mental health practitioner) we are able to provide free training workshops on eating disorders. The three hour session focuses on clinical presentations, treatment, recent evidence and the role of primary care in the management of eating disorders. For more information, see our Upcoming Events page or email training@b-eat.co.uk.

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