The Peer Support Group aims to provide those in recovery with an opportunity to connect with other peers who have shared similar experiences.
Groups will be facilitated by EDQ staff with lived experience, who will work alongside group participants to find solutions to common problems and help to navigate the pathway to recovery.
Each session is based on group-led discussion, aiming to foster and support recovery and offer an opportunity to connect with others who also have experience of eating issues and/or recovery.
Participants can choose which sessions to attend, and sessions are open to all stages of recovery, and all types of eating issues.
Common benefits of peer support groups include:
1. Feeling less isolated
2. Receiving practical information based on personal experience
3. Receiving emotional support
4. Receiving practical support
5. Gaining insight into how to deal with a common problem
6. Gaining broader insight into yourself and your life
7. Gaining a greater sense of control over the problem (leading to high rates of active coping and problem solving)
8. Expanding or changing some of your social network
9. Using your experience to help others
10. Building or rebuilding trust in others
From (Charles Drebing, 2016)
Peer Support Group is held fortnightly on a Wednesday evening, alternating between an online group and an in-person group. If you are interested in attending the group or finding out more, please contact EDQ.