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Eating Disorder Service

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Eating Disorder is a serious condition that has the highest death rate amongst all types of mental illness. Eating Disorder Service (EDS) has been offering a comprehensive range of care to sufferers in our local communities since 1995. We are a registered charity funded by local health commissioning groups to support those with a recognisable eating disorder. EDS is the only integrated community service in S Devon that offers short to medium-termed psychotherapy plus specialist dietetic input for people age 18+. In order to improve access for localities outside Plymouth, we currently see clients in 2 outposts within S Devon locations. EDS work closely with statutory health services to provide safe & thoughtful packages of care for our clients & their carers/families. We process around 300 referrals per year and work with 50 - 60 clients per week offering different levels of therapy input tailored to individuals' needs.

We are a team of dedicated professionals who aim to provide support & help to those who often feel unheard & unrecognised by others. After securing funding for a day programme 5 years ago, we have recently moved into our new building that provides the space to deliver this input. However, we are now facing increasing set up & running costs such as additional furniture and other administration resources. In order to move this much needed project forward, EDS hope to raise an extra £30k via public donations. Some comments from our ex-clients/carers: “Thankyou for helping me to understand myself in more depth & breath, I have begun to forgive, accept and enjoy who I am" "..through the help & support, I now eat at regular times during the day. It has been a safe environment to try new foods & push myself" "Thank you for giving her the confidence to go for this (new job in London). if she can tackle all she has with you guys, London will be a walk in the park!"

Charity No: 1057424

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