Seed | Eating Disorder Support Service

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Helpline (01482) 718130

Buddy Schemes

Are you in need of more support?

Are you facing lengthy waiting lists?

Are you feeling isolated?

Would you benefit from communicating with someone once a week via e mail or telephone?

Would you like a motivational text message mid-week in addition to the e mail buddy scheme? (optional)


SEED offer support via an email buddy.

SEED Buddies are not therapists but are people who have an excellent understand of an eating disorder and who give their time voluntary to support others.

The Buddy scheme is for sufferers only and all supporters have a qualification in basic counselling and undergo training to develop skills to support the sufferer in seeking decision in the best interest of their well being.

Buddies are offered support and supervision and operate within pre-determined guidelines, terms and conditions in the best interest of both the client and the Buddy.

The scheme is offered for up to 6 months with reviews at 5 weeks, 3 months and 6 monthly intervals.

Once the initial contact has been made and the first emails are exchanged and a mutual trust established the Buddy will check in with you once a week on a set day convenient to both parties.

All administration is carried out by SEED and you will be kept fully up to date at all stages of the scheme from initial contact to close of service.