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Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA)

Offering a wide range of services to those affected by eating disorders in Somerset and the surrounding counties. For more information and support for yourself or somebody you know who has been affected by an eating disorder, visit our website or phone us on the number below 9.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday – Thursday (answer phone available outside these times).

SWEDA offers support to students aged 16 and above in all Colleges and Sixth Forms across Somerset; one-to-one sessions can be booked through student support or directly with our Community Support Workers by emailing

SWEDA Mindline run a helpline open to anyone; sufferers, carers or anyone affected by an eating disorder. Service users can call 0300 330 5464 and expect to speak to a member of staff  for up to half an hour on each call. The helpline is manned every Tuesday evening 8pm-11pm and every Sunday from 11am-2pm, and even open throughout the Christmas Period.

SWEDA also runs a Self Help Group for those affected by Eating Disorders, you can find dates for the next scheduled group, and book a place, by visiting the contact us section at or by ringing 01749 343344.

Last updated: 30th August 2023