Membership of Glasgow & West Eating Disorders Networking Group

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  Glasgow & West Eating Disorders NetworkingGroup

The  Glasgow & West Eating Disorders Networking Group. It's a networking, ideas, discussion and interest group for anyone in Scotland with a  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 in a paid or voluntary 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 practice. Learning from what others do is a valuable strategy.

- Patricia Lotich -

What We Do

What Type of Things Does the Glasgow & West Eating Disorders Networking Group Do?

You might be thinking 'What kind of things will we do?'  The answer is: as much as we can!  While the aim of 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!:

  • Workshops.
  • Discussion and Focus Groups.
  • Coffee and Chat Groups/Social Events.
  • Research and Experiences.
  • Talks and Presentations.
  • Informal Meetings and Gatherings.
  • Sharing experiences, information, knowledge and ideas.
  • Meeting and talking with as many people as possible and keeping the topic alive.
  • Book Clubs.
  • Referrals
  • Other (suggestions welcome).


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!

  • Individuals with  profesional interest in eating disorders (paid or voluntary);
  • Professionals e.g. therapists, health staff, counsellors, teachers, psychologists, support workers, researchers, group facilitators etc.
  • Students  and trainees
  • Researchers and other academics
  • Those working in the voluntary sector
  • Anyone else with an interest in eating disorders/disordered eating.


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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