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EDAW UK events…

February 22, 2008

Three days…

EDAW’08 will take place between Monday 25th February to Sunday 2nd March

See below to find events in your area. If you know of additional events occurring throughout the week, please let us know.


Events in Wales


Wednesday 27th February at 5:30 pm, WAG building.

A range of speakers and the launch of the cross party for eating disorders aims and objectives…

If you are a service provider please also complete our data base form on-line at (under the resources link).


Events in Scotland

Presentation evening at Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Medical students will be presenting their research at the Young People’s Unit at Royal Edinburgh Hospital on Thursday 28th February from 6-8pm.

Patients, parents and interested professionals are welcome to attend.

For more information please e-mail



The Priory Hospital Drop-in days:

Free Information, support and advice is available for those affected directly or indirectly by eating disorders. Sessions starting at 10am, 2pm and 5pm will cover the following topics:

  • Families Beating Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Eating Disorders

To book your place at Glasgow on the 28th February or for more information contact Deborah Martin on 01416 366166 or


Events in England


The Priory Hospital Drop-in days:

Free Information, support and advice is available for those affected directly or indirectly by eating disorders. Sessions starting at 10am, 2pm and 5pm will cover the following topics:

  • Families Beating Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Eating Disorders

Spend time with our Consultant Psychiatrist and trained Eating Disorder Professionals as well as taking away self-help literature.

To book your place at Highbank on the 25th February or for more details contact Jennifer Yates on 01706 829540 / 07717 507079 or

To book your place at Altrincham on the 26th February or for more information contact Sarah Carroll on 0161 904 0050 or

To book your place at Preston on the 26th February or for more information contact Ruth Brooks on 01772 691122 or



EFT – Free Workshop

Wednesday 27th February, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

EFT – Emotional Freedom Therapy is a simple tapping technique that can help to dramatically reduce the anxieties and behaviours of many eating disorders.

This 2 hour introductory workshop, will demonstrate how you can apply EFT to manage your:

  • Emotions
  • Cravings
  • Behaviours with food & self

Venue: Healthy Living Centre; Thornton Heath; CR7 8LF

To book your ticket, e-mail:

or call Vathani on 0845 639 8248


Newcastle Public board

Thursday 28th February

Between John Lewis and Charles Clinkard, Newcastle. 9am – 8pm

It is going to be a big magnetic board in centre of town where we are going to have lots of magnetic coloured letters and we are going to be asking the public to either write the first thing( or poem, riddle anything) which comes in their head when eating disorders are mentioned.



UK wide

Free Teleseminar:

Tuesday 26th February, 6pm

Awakening Dawn – Eating Disorder Counselling and Training Services, is offering a free teleseminar. This one-hour call will cover your most frequently asked questions on all aspects of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, obesity and compulsive eating.

Call spaces are limited to 150 people so please register now, and post your own question before the 22nd February. To book your place visit

Eating Disorders Awareness Week Wales – Free Event

February 17, 2008

Eating Disorders

Awareness Week 2008

GMF & the Cross Party Committee on

Eating Disorders

Invites you to an event to mark

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2008

Venue: The Neuadd, National Assembly for Wales

Wednesday, 27th February 2008, 17:30pm

Please e-mail Rowenna Menzies at:


or contact Bethan Jenkins AM for more details.


Wythnos Ymwybyddiaeth

Anhwylderau Bwyta 2008


Mae Bethan Jenkins AC

Yn eich gwahodd i ddigwyddiad i nodi

Wythnos Ymwybyddiaeth Anhwylderau Bwyta


Lleoliad: Y Neuadd, Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru

Amser: 17:30

Dyddiad: Dydd Mercher, 27ain o Chwefror 2008

Manylion i ddilyn

graham menzies foundation~new web spaces…

February 5, 2008


Web Spaces…



Hi everyone,

What do you think of the blog so far?

I’m trying to include a good mixture of articles, thoughts, information, statistics and stories…

If you have any questions or suggestions for improvement then pleeeaaaazzze leave a comment or e-mail me, I’d be thrilled to hear from you!

This is where else you can find me on-line (oh yes, there’s more)…

Bebo (a youth chat community)

The Bebo site is light-hearted and very up-beat, with funny comments and lots of other silly nonsense! The main purpose is to provide on-line links so that younger people can access other support sites. It has more “members” than the other communities.





My Space (a slightly more adult version of Bebo)

…Only slightly!

This site is more personal and features photographs of Graham and me. Blog entries focus on issues of grief and bereavement.



Face Book (The most grown-up one)!

I don’t blog there, but I check-in regularly and update the page weekly. Seriously, you would not believe the number of pro-ana sites on face book! I don’t want to advertise them… suffice to say I thought we should have a profile there too!


Finally, if you have personal experience or ideas and would like to write something for the blog, do let me know!

Wishing you all a good week ~

Speak soon!

Wenna XXX


Eating disorders – resources

February 2, 2008

58,000 people in Wales are estimated to be suffering from an eating disorder. One in five will probably die.

Eating disorders: Information for the public…

Although the information in this booklet has been written mainly for people with eating disorders, it may also be useful for family members, those who care for people with eating disorders, advocates for people with eating disorders, and anyone with an interest in eating disorders or in healthcare in general.Copy and paste the link below:

Click to access cg009publicinfoenglish_1.pdf

This document is also available in Welsh at:

Click to access cg009publicinfowelsh.pdf