Norfolk Support Services

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


The Beat Norfolk Helpline has now closed, however people are more than welcome to contact our national helpline services to gain support and information around eating disorders. 

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: 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 or call 01603 753338.

Peer 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 peer support groups and search for groups in Norfolk on our HelpFinder online directory of support services.

Please note: We have recently reviewed how both these groups are delivered and have reformatted them into a new programme. As a result of this the Eating Disorder Group will not be running in October 2015 and will be relaunched on Tuesday 17 November 2015, thereafter meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. We are holding an open evening on Tuesday 20 October for anyone interested in attending the Eating Disorder Group from November. See the download below for information. 

The Carers’ Support Group will run as usual on the first Tuesday of the month on October 6th, 6.30pm-8.00pm, at The Charing Cross Centre, 17-19 St. John Maddermarket, Norwich, NR2 1DN. From November, the Carers' Support Group will re-launch at a new venue in Sprowston. Download the poster below for more information. 


NCEDS Open Information Evening Poster

NCEDS Eating Disorder Peer Support Groups Poster

NCEDS Carers' Peer Support Groups Poster

For more information about the groups please email or call 01603 753338.


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