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Manager and Patron Gemma Oaten Harrogate Advertiser Interview

28th April 2021 - SEED Manager and Patron Gemma Oaten speaks out about why early intervention is key and how more needs to be done to offer help and support to those effected by Eating Disorders....
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Manager and Patron Gemma Oaten in Fabulous Magazine discussing Eating Disorders

23rd April 2021 - Read SEED Manager and Patron Gemma Oaten's interview in Fabulous Magazine discussing eating disorders and COVID....
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New Resource - Weight vs State

20th April 2021 - The purpose of this document is to recognise when Medical Risk MAY occur during an eating disorder...
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Message from Manager and Patron, Gemma

19th April 2021 - I know it has been a very sad and difficult week as we heard the news of Nikki Grahame. My friend. I know Mum is sending an email around medical supervision and support from us as a whole, but I wanted to send an email too. I have done such a lot of press...
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The Goldsmith’s Company Charity awards SEED Grant

1st April 2021 - We at SEED Eating Disorder Support Services are delighted to announce that The Goldsmith’s Company Charity has awarded us a grant for the second year running to support our Eating Disorders Educational Toolkit for schools....
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Gemma's Loose Women interview and the press reaction

31st March 2021 - Well, It’s been a crazy week here off the back of our Manager & Patron, Gemma appearing on Loose Women to talk about Eating Disorders. The conversation is really picking up and we are so proud that we are being heard in support of all those we help at SEE...
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ED Versus Me: A Journey Of Recovery From An Eating Disorder

11th March 2021 - We are so grateful to Sally, Ellie and Georgie for not only sharing their story to help others, but also donating 50% of every sale of their beautiful book to SEED. They are now climbing up the bestseller charts! Please see these links on how you can purc...
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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

4th March 2021 - What a week it has been for us at SEED for Eating Disorders Awareness Week. We can’t thank you enough for all your support as we have been shouting loud for you all. As we all know, this isn’t just about the 1 week, it’s about the 51 in a year and all the...
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'Catastrophic rise' in the number of people seeking help with eating disorders since the start of the first lockdown

10th February 2021 - Former Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten is helping to raise awareness of what has been described as the "catastrophic rise" in the number of people seeking help with eating disorders since the start of the first lockdown. Gemma, who struggled with an eat...
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How to report on the topic of eating disorders

8th February 2021 - Over the years we’ve experienced some huge mishandlings of interviews our seedlings or manager Gemma Oaten, have done. We are grateful to see change, education & be able to contribute to this vital report for the international journalists network on the r...
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Welcome our new ambassador, Hugo Rifkind

4th February 2021 - We are delighted to announce Hugo Rifkind as a new ambassador for SEED! Manager Gemma Oaten recently was invited on to his Times Radio show to discuss the growing number of those suffering from eating disorders. Gemma says “I was so blown away by Hugo’s u...
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Gemma Oaten, Manager of SEED, on TALK Radio Discussing Eating Disorders

18th January 2021 - Gemma Oaten, Manager and Patron of SEED Eating Disorder Support Services, discussing the rise of eating disorders, how to identify them and how best to treat and recover from this mental illness....
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Enemy in My Mind poem and celebrity endorsements

18th January 2021 - This poem was written by a sufferer of an eating disorder to help people understand what it is like. A huge thanks to Gemma Oaten, Dr Ranj Singh, Julie Atherton, Gaby Roslin, Joe McFadden, Philip Serrell and Robert Daws! We want SEED to be known by...
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Gemma's Interview in Closer Magazine

15th December 2020 - Gemma has done an interview with Closer Magazine where she discusses festive traditions and how important Christmas Dinners are to her....
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January 2021 Newsletter

8th December 2020 - Click here to read our January 2021 Newsletter....
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Fighting Against Harmful Health Apps

31st October 2020 - "The way they are addressing weight is inappropriate and scary. It's not a healthy body image and it's irresponsible," said Gemma Oaten, manager of eating disorder charity Seed. She called for the app to be banned....
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Keep Up the Support

28th October 2020 - Now, we need your support to keep raising funds to build on the services that we offer and making a difference to thousands of lives. Your donations save lives, it's that simple....
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SEED Needs Your Help

21st October 2020 - There has never been a greater need to support those affected by eating disorders....
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Eating Disorders in middle aged people - The Telegraph

19th October 2020 - Our co-founder Marg Oaten MBE was asked to contribute to the Telegraph about their report on eating disorders becoming more prominent in middle aged people and we couldn't be prouder!...
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Gemma takes on new role as charity manager and patron

8th October 2020 - My parents have worked tirelessly over the last 20+ years to help & support 1000's of those affected by eating disorders, but now - sadly - they must step down from the day to day running due to ill health....
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Let's Talk About Emotional Eating - Zoom Conference

2nd October 2020 - On Thursday, October 15th, 2020 from 1 pm – 2 pm, Simple and Healthy have invited a diverse group of Health & Wellbeing Practitioners to share their tips or pearls of wisdom to support emotional eaters....
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Q&A with Marg and Gemma

15th September 2020 - Our amazing Co founder Marg Oaten MBE and Patron Gemma Oaten recently filmed content and updated the educational toolkit. Included is a snippet of this intimate chat between them as mother and daughter, about their personal journey together through Gemma'...
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Brand new Educational Toolkit trailer

7th September 2020 - We are very excited to show you our brand new Educational toolkit trailer to support the updated and refreshed resource for schools. A vital accompaniment to ensure the safe guarding of our children and their future. The Tookit is now updated in a time wh...
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Gemma Oaten: ‘Anorexia nearly destroyed our family’

1st September 2020 - Anorexia took so much away from me – my health, my self-esteem. It almost killed me several times. Yet despite the devastation it wreaked, mine and Mum’s bond survived....
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Seed Patron Gemma Oaten comments in Daily Mail FEMAIL article

20th August 2020 - Seed Patron Gemma Oaten was recently asked for comment by Daily Mail FEMAIL regarding a new website equating food intake and required exercise. Gemma commented “I am dumbfounded. Food is to be enjoyed, to be sociable, to celebrate, to nurture us with what...
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Raising Eating Disorder Awareness at Hull Tigers Trust

13th August 2020 - Gemma has been at the Hull Tigers Trust using her own experience of anorexia to help staff there learn how to recognise the signs of eating disorders in young people....
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SEED Workshop for Tigers Trust - Hull Live

10th August 2020 - Hull-based charity SEED Eating Disorder Support Service, whose patron is former Emmerdale actor Gemma Oaten, will deliver a workshop in the city next week....
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July 2020 Newsletter

3rd August 2020 - Click here to read our July 2020 Newsletter....
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Welcome our new publicist, Beth

20th July 2020 - Join us in welcoming our publicist, Beth Morris. Beth Morris is a personal publicist with long experience and expertise in talent publicity. Prior to commencing her professional career, she earned her B.S. in public relations from the University of Flo...
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Welcome our new trustee Michela

13th July 2020 - Join us in welcoming our new trustee, Michela Peters. Michela has been married for just over 30 years and has a daughter and a son. She has also worked in administration and secretarial roles for over 35 years....
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Welcome our new trustee Stuart

24th June 2020 - Join us in welcoming our new trustee, Stuart Abrahams. Stuart has over 25 years experience of technology in the education sector, with the last 7 years as an elected member of the BESA executive council...
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Gemma's Anorexia Battle - Fabulous Daily

15th June 2020 - SEED Patron Gemma Oaten has been interviewed for the Fabulous Daily supplement in the Sun, discussing her battle with anorexia and her work with SEED....
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Gulp: highlighting LGBTQIA+ experiences of eating disorders

8th June 2020 - Seed is please to be able to promote a new project to raise awareness about LGBTQIA+ people’s experiences of eating disorders. Kaleidoscope Health and Care have just released a zine showcasing the unheard stories of LGBTQIA+ people with eating disorders, ...
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Be Awesome, Go Big

1st June 2020 - Be Awesome, Go Big is a package to help Year 6 students transition into Year 7. It can be used by students and parents at home or in school with teachers in class. It is designed to be motivational, helpful and reassuring and to help young people feel val...
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Welcome our new trustee Carly

19th May 2020 - Join us in welcoming our new trustee, Carly Bilsbrough. Carly has spent ten years working in Corporate Social Responsibility within the retail environment, developing and delivering strategies with a focus on human rights, gender equality and environme...
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Eating Disorders in Conversation Part 2 - Youtube Q&A

6th May 2020 - Seed Eating Disorder Services and Wednesday’s Child are delighted to release their second ‘in conversation’ recording, via our collaborative youtube channel....
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Eating Disorders in Conversation - Youtube Q&A

24th April 2020 - Seed Eating Disorder Services and Wednesday’s Child are delighted to release their first ‘in conversation’ recording, via our collaborative youtube channel....
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Isolation doesn’t have to mean disconnection: Recovery and coronavirus

9th April 2020 - Read this fantastic article from Action on Addiction to find guidance and advice on how to cope during isolation....
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Gemma's appearance on Sky News with Mark Austin for Eating Disorders Awareness week 2020

9th March 2020 - What a week it's been. I have been blown away by the kindness and support of so many in my plight to make this years Eating Disorders Awareness week really count....
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Gemma's Daily Record Interview

10th February 2020 - Gemma has done an interview with The Daily Record newspaper in Scotland where she discusses eating disorders and how important it is to her to help children affected by them....
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Daisy May Radio Humberside interview about eating disorders and SEED

23rd January 2020 - Listen to Daisy May talk about eating disorders and how SEED helped her recovery in this interview on BBC Radio Humberside....
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Roger Dalby-Shaw Running Hull 10K for SEED

20th January 2020 - Roger Dalby-Shaw is running the Hull 10K to raise money for SEED....
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Osa Healthcare Recruitment's SEED Toolkit pledge

20th January 2020 - Osa Healthcare Recruitment have pledged that for every single permanent placement made during 2020 they will sponsor an educational Toolkit provided by SEED Eating Disorder Support Service into a school to support teachers and educational professionals....
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Another Blooming Night - SEED Gala 2020

20th January 2020 - Save the date: 18th November 2020, “Another Blooming Night” 2nd Annual Gala, hosted by Gemma Oaten and celebrity friends....
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Gemma discusses importance of SEED Toolkit

10th January 2020 - Gemma discusses messages she has received and explains how important SEED and the toolkit are....
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SEED Receives grant from The Goldsmiths' Company Charity

19th December 2019 - Actress Gemma Oaten is proud to announce the receipt of a grant from the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity towards SEED, a charity for those suffering from or affected by Eating Disorders, which was set up by Gemma’s parents and of which she is a patron. Gemma...
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SEED Christmas Message from Patron Gemma Oaten

19th December 2019 - Well what a year it’s been! I can’t believe we are nearly saying bye to 2019?! Personally the last few years have been a rollercoaster ride for me and I have found myself saying “Next year will be better.” Or “Next year will be easier!” But this year, des...
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Scunthorpe Rod Mill Raise £200 for SEED

31st October 2019 - Thank you to all those at Scunthorpe Rod Mill who participated in the event this year which raised £200 for SEED....
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Julia Pittman treks the Sahara for SEED

17th October 2019 - Julia Pittman of Beaver Pest Control has bravely walked a stretch of the Sahara Desert for 3 days starting at Afra and walking all the way to the Nakhla Dunes in harsh conditions and extreme heat to raise a staggering £2,000 for SEED!...
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July 2019 Newsletter

9th July 2019 - Read our July 2019 Newsletter...
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Arnie's London Marathon for SEED

1st July 2019 - On the 29th April 2019 Solicitor, Arnie celebrated his 55th birthday running the London Marathon for SEED. SEED get a place in the London Marathon every 5 years which seems unbelievable as we compete with the Big Charity names some have around the regi...
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Charity Skydive for SEED Eating Disorders (Sponsored by St James’ Square Law Firm)

1st July 2019 - In June, Sedbergh School’s International Marketing Manager, David Milner stepped out of his day to day routine to join fellow staff and pupils from Sedbergh School in a charity skydive. A major part of David’s role at Sedbergh involves travelling the w...
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SEED is supporting Moodbeam

15th May 2019 - A brilliant concept in the treatment of mental health, SEED are delighted to promote this fantastic Hull based company. Visit their site to find out more about this fantastic product "So what do you tell a child that’s pleading with you to say everythi...
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SEED Toolkit Review

25th March 2019 - A glowing review of our Toolkit has been posted by [url=https://teacherofsci.com/pshe-scheme-of-work/]Teacher of Sci[/url] "SEED has put together a brilliant educational toolkit for teachers. The toolkit features lesson plans, videos and printable reso...
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Support SEED at the London Marathon

25th March 2019 - [url=https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ArnoldIsaacson]Click here to donate[/url] [strong]Arnie takes on the London Marathon for SEED[/strong] "I will crawl along the London Marathon on 28 April 2019 for SEED – because mental health issues especially ...
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Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019

25th February 2019 - In the spirit of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019, from the 25th of February to the 3rd of March, Seed patron Gemma Oaten has written an a piece about her experiences with eating disorders. Seed are supporting a change.org petition which aims to get th...
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January 2019 Newsletter

17th December 2018 - Read our January 2019 Newsletter...
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Gemma Launches her own production company - "Amigo Productions"

11th September 2018 - Gemma Oaten, SEED's patron, lanches her own production company, Amigo Productions....
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July 2018 Newsletter

20th July 2018 - Read our July 2018 Newsletter...
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Activities for young people over the Summer Holidays

10th July 2018 - This summer, there are a number of free & low cost events for young people to attend....
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Seed 2018 Gala

18th June 2018 - See the gallery from our 2018 charity gala....
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20 people who make us proud to live in Hull and East Yorkshire

14th June 2018 - It is amazing that I am acknowledged alongside historic figures such as Amy Johnson and Lil Bilocca but to be named with Jean Bishop the BEE Lady blows me away - she is a legend and my inspiration!...
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Merry Christmas from Seed

18th December 2017 - It’s here again that time of year, Expect some laugh and lots of cheer, Lots of food and lots of drink, It really does just make you think......
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January 2018 Newsletter

6th December 2017 - Download our January 2018 newsletter...
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We need your help!

26th October 2017 - Help us raise awareness of eating disorders in schools, vote for our project now at Aviva....
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June 2017 Newsletter

3rd August 2017 - See our June 2017 newsletter in a PDF format....
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Rachel's Half Marathon for Seed

26th June 2017 - Rachel Witty ran the Hull Half Marathon to fundraise for Seed. Rachel's testament to Seed is touching and heart warming....
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Fundraising Event - 10k Run – Hull City Centre 18th June 2017

13th June 2017 - Amy is passionate about supporting SEED Eating Disorder Support Services by running the 10k Hull Run....
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BBC Documentary - Friendship During Recovery

7th April 2017 - BBC Lifestyle & Health News have uploaded a video about Kathryn's recovery and how her friendships contributed to her recovery....
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January 2017 Newsletter

20th December 2016 - Click the link to download our January 2017 Newsletter....
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'Me and My Eating Disorder' Channel 5 Documentary

18th October 2016 - 'Me and My Eating Disorder' is due to air on [strong]Thursday 27th October at 10pm on Channel 5...
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Dodgy Diet Pills

18th August 2016 - The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is launching a pilot campaign today to understand current levels of awareness about the dangers of purchasing fake or illicit medical products online. This pilot phase will focus specifically on the...
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BBC One Show Exclusive on potential treatment of anorexia

2nd June 2016 - The One Show ran an exclusive piece on a potential trial for treatment of anorexia on the 26th of March 2016. It is available to watch on the BBC website....
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We did the London Marathon!

28th April 2016 - The report on Chris Charles' London Marathon....
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Chris Charles London Marathon Fundraising

20th April 2016 - Chris Charles is running the London Marathon to fundraise for Seed....
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Rachel Harrison is running a Half Marathon for SEED

23rd March 2016 - Rachel Harrison is running a Half Marathon for SEED. If you wish to donate to support her you can do so by clicking the below link:...
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Thank you from SEED & Gemma Oaten

29th February 2016 - Gemma's video blog to say thank you for the overwhelming participation during Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016. You can read Gemma's most recent blog for Eating Disorder Awareness Week on [url=http://www.seedeatingdisorders.org.uk/page/eating-disord...
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Gemma and Marg's appearance on the Lorraine Show

18th February 2016 - On Wednesday 17th of February Gemma and Marg were interviewed on the Lorraine Show. The Patron and Founder of Seed appeared on the show in honour of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which takes place 22nd Feb...
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Gemma Oaten - Eating Disorders Awareness Blog for Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016

15th February 2016 - Gemma has put together one of the most soul searching blogs to date. It is moving, determined and brutally honest. Never feel ashamed of your illness, find the strength to speak out and take those first steps on YOUR Journey to Recovery!...
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Fundraising for Seed

21st January 2016 - In 2016, there are a number of Fundraising events for Seed....
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Happy New Year!

4th January 2016 - Gosh I can’t believe Christmas came and went for another year – where does time go it is scary?? So we kick off 2016 with 2016 with our first Support Group for both Sufferers and Carers on Wednesday the 6th January 2016 7.00pm to 9.00pm – meeting ...
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Christmas Newsletter 2015

10th December 2015 - Download our [url=/pdfs/newsletter-2015.pdf]Christmas Newsletter[/url]....
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Gemma Oaten - Back to School Bullying

3rd September 2015 - In the UK 10 million children are going back to school in September. Over half of them will be affected by bullying*. As part of our September #back2school anti-bullying campaign we sent some of our bullied celebrities back to school to talk about their.....
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Our next Support Group Meeting for both Sufferers and Carers

30th March 2015 - Our next Support Group Meeting for both Sufferers and Carers will be held at our new premises FOR MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS. At the Mind Premises Wellington House 108 Beverley Road Hull HU3 1XA at 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Wednesday the 1st April 2015....
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Venue - changes

10th March 2015 - Please note: SEED meetings upto and including the 31st March are secured with Endsleigh Centre and that details of the new meeting venue - MIND will be posted as soon as possible....
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Media coverage of Gemma and Seed during awareness week,

3rd March 2015 - A huge thank you to Gemma for speaking so openly about her eating disorder. Inspirational and so proud. Gem has shared the links to various articles and TV clips that she has worked on in support of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2015....
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Eating Disorder Awareness Week Drop In

24th February 2015 - SEED Eating Disorder Support Services are holding a ‘Drop In’ at 267 Beverley Road Hull HU5 2ST on Wednesday 25th February 2015 10.00am to 2.00pm....
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Christmas Opening Hours

17th December 2014 - Read about our Christmas opening hours and the support available during the festive season....
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Christmas Newsletter

3rd December 2014 - Download our Christmas Newsletter....
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New for 2015—Holiday Buddy Scheme

3rd December 2014 - We have piloted the above scheme and have found this to be most beneficial to people find-ing themselves isolated when carers or loved ones go on holiday. We are extending this scheme to cover support over the Christmas period !...
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Awareness Raising

3rd December 2014 - Callum and Jo from Serene Scenes will be videoing footage on the 2nd December as we prepare to produce awareness raising videos for 2015....
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Resource Room - Warm and Welcoming

3rd December 2014 - Since Opening on the 10th October last year we have seen a steady flow of people using the Resource Room....
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Welcome to Gemma Oaten and Becky Shepard

7th July 2014 - Gemma is taking on the role of Patron of our Charity and to Becky who is SEED?s Young Ambassador. Becky has been in post for a while now and we are looking at ways of utilising her within our services for Young People....
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Volunteers Social / AGM

7th July 2014 - I would like to invite all volunteers and supporters of SEED to a Social Evening on Monday 11th August 2014 in the Garden Room of the Endsleigh Centre....
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Sample our old newsletters

19th June 2014 - Why not read one of our older newsletters to get a feel for the work SEED has accomplished in the past and how we have grown into the organisation we are today?...
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