F.E.A.S.T. UK Task Force

F.E.A.S.T. UK Task Force

F.E.A.S.T. UK is a task force for F.E.A.S.T.

The purpose of the task force is to:
  • share information about eating disorder treatment across all of the UK
  • address eating disorders issues and concerns specifically relevant in a British context
  • raise awareness about F.E.A.S.T in the UK, promote F.E.A.S.T's goals, and encourage use of the website and the At the Dinner Table forum
The task force is chaired by myself (Fiona Bromelow), Helen Missen and Mel Stevenson and reports to the FEAST executive and Board. Tasks undertaken are subject to approval by the F.E.A.S.T Executive Director, and in some instances by the F.E.A.S.T board.

If you would like to be part of this group or just be on the email list to hear what is going on, please join us. Most of the task force's communication is undertaken by email. If you choose to join the task force, you will need to be prepared to share with the group your email address. It would also be helpful if you were able to share your geographical position within the UK.

If you are interested, please contact Fiona, Helen or Mel at the addresses below.
Fiona (Marcella) fbromelow@aol.com
Mel (Melstev) melstevenson@tyrie.net (Scotland) and
Helen (hjm) helenmissen@aol.com (Wales)

RCP Map of UK CAMHS inpatient units

Regarding Support Groups and Trainings For Parents/Carers

Regarding Support Groups and Trainings For Parents/Carers

F.E.A.S.T. is not able to evaluate the philosophical approach or quality of the groups below. Some support groups may be facilitated by or have an atmosphere that is based on older treatment models that distance or blame parents. F.E.A.S.T. advises parents to research in advance and to seek optimistic, science-based support environments that help parents be engaged and assertive.

Support groups in the United Kingdom

Talking Eating Disorders (TEDs) COPE Programme is part of Beat’s self help network.
COPE is an educational family support programme designed to support families who are struggling for ideas and strategies to cope with the illness and to help their loved one.

The COPE Programme meets at the Casbah Coffee Club at:
8 Haymans Green West Derby Village Liverpool L12 7JG.

For Dates, Times, and Contact Information please visit:

The London Carers' Group 
A self group run by and for carers **
3rd Wednesdays 7-9pm

Park Crescent Conference Centre, London, UK

01256 704117


Email for more details

F.E.D.S. (Family Eating Disorder Support)
Meets on the first Tuesday every month in Canal Court Hotel, Newry, Co Down, Northern Ireland from 7.30-9.30pm. We are parents/carers of children and young (and some not so young) people experiencing an eating disorder. We offer an opportunity to talk, share experiences and support each other. Guest speakers attend at least once every 3 months. F.E.D.S. receives support and guidance from local NHS Trust Eating Disorder Specialist Team.
Call or text 075 4218 2846 email: contact@fedsni.co.uk  www.fedsni.co.uk

The Tonbridge and West Kent Eating Disorders Support Group
For Carers

The group meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 7.00pm – 8.30pm at Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1JP. All parents, carers and friends of people with an Eating Disorder, or of people who they believe might have an Eating Disorder, or of people who might be at risk of developing an Eating Disorder are welcome.   We ask for a small voluntary donation of £4 to help to pay for admin costs and drinks.

For more details and contact information see: http://www.eda-westkent.org.uk/About.htm

First Steps Derbyshire
First Steps Derbyshire exists to raise awareness and give support to anyone whose lives are affected by any eating difficult or disorder.

Ingham House 16 Agard Street Derby DE1 1DZ

For details on services and contact information please visit: http://www.firststepsderby.co.uk/

We are a support group for parents/carers of youngsters with an eating disorder in Devon.
We meet every 1st tuesday of the month in a private room in an Exeter pub, 6-8pm.
The group is run according to b-eat guidelines (www.b-eat.co.uk )
See our website www.dedc.co.uk for current venue.
Jacqui and Kathy are the facilitators and you are welcome to ring for support or any enquirires on 07903 141663, or by email contact@dedc.co.uk

Let us know...

Let us know...

Do you run or know of a support group for parents/carers of eating disorder patients?
We're on the lookout for positive environments for parents to learn and support one another. Please email us with details:


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