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Glasgow and West Scotland Eating Disorders Service
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The Glasgow and West Eating Disorders Networking Group is a networking, ideas, discussion and interest group for anyone in Scotland with a personal or professional interest in eating disorders. Please note this is NOT a support group for those experiencing eating disorders.
A group of us started a similar network group in 2012 and it continued until 2016. This was for anyone interested in eating disorders either in a personal or professional capacity from different parts of Scotland, who would like to network, meet for discussions, gatherings, focus groups, social activities, events and lots more.
The group then hosted various events and gatherings including: large networking afternoon (Glasgow); social outing to the theatre (Edinburgh); discussion groups (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling); film screening (Glasgow) and lots more! It was known by a different name then and closed in 2016.
We are now re-launching and re-naming the group in 2019 and it will be known as the Glasgow and West Eating Disorders Networking Group. If you're interested in getting involved as a Member, co-ordinator, or volunteer, please do get in touch!
Networking is a great way to identify....best practice. Learning from what others do is a valuable strategy.
- Patricia Lotich -
You might be thinking 'What kind of things will we do?' The answer is: as much as we can! While the aim is 'networking' and creating discussion groups, we think that this can involve a lot of things and lots of different people from many parts of Scotland. We would love to hear your ideas and comments, as we are open to new ideas and experiences.
Here's some ideas and suggestions. We've already done some of these and look forward to more future meetings, events, gatherings and networking!:
Becoming a Member is easy! Contact us for a Membership Form, complete it and return it by email. We will then send you a Membership Number and add you to the Mailing List. Membership is currently FREE for 2019 and 2020!
Although Talking EDs is a private, for-profit business, the Glasgow & West Eating Disorders Networking Group will be our voluntary arm and essentially non-profit i.e. we will be volunteering out time to manage and faciliate it. Any event charges, membership fees etc. go to the running of the group - we don't make any money from it.
Anyone with a professional interest in eating disorders - paid or voluntary) is welcome to become a Member and attend meetings, gatherings, activities, discussion groups, events and so on. The group may appeal to the following, although anyone is welcome to join!
Everyone is welcome to join - we believe in being as inclusive as possible, as we all learn from each other. Members from all parts of Scotland are welcome!
Please get in touch if you would like to get involved or would like to become a Member Suggestions for meetings, gatherings and events welcome! Get in touch today!
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