Family Support Group

Who is it for?

Families, partners and close friends who are concerned about, or want to help someone with an eating disorder or addiction problem. When these problems arise, it can have a devastating effect on those who care about the person. The Family Support Group is there so that you do not have to go through this alone. It can also be of help to those who are considering treatment.

How can it help?

Eating Disorders and Addictions are often said to be a family disease, as it drastically affects not only the person with the problem, it also overturns the emotions and lives of those close by. Those nearest to the sufferer often blame themselves, going through a range of emotions from despair to anger, leaving them feeling exhausted and helpless and less able to cope. This group offers the support and experiences of other people who are going through the same crisis.

How does it work?

This group is anonymous and confidential, we only use first names. A therapist experienced in eating disorders and addictions is present to help facilitate the meeting. You do not have to speak and can just listen, but you may also join in and ask questions. We hope to give you the strength and understanding so that you are more able to deal with this condition, thereby allowing you to help your loved one in a healthy way, while still being able to lead your own life.

When and where?

Every Tuesday evening 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

Room G12 (ground Floor)

Nightingale Hospital,

11-19 Lisson Grove

London NW1 6SH

You do not need to book or telephone to attend this group.

If you have any questions about the Family Support Group please contact the Admissions team on 0207 535 7732.