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bodywhys logoBodywhys is an organisation that supports people who are affected by eating disorders. They provide a range of online, phone and face-to-face support and information for anyone who needs help with an eating disorder, including families and friends.

Bodywhys Online Support

On, you can find a range of information about the different types of eating disorders, how to get help and how to help your friends. Here you can also find an online support space called YouthConnect for young people between 13 and 18 years old. YouthConnect lets you listen to others’ experiences, share your feelings and get things off your chest in a safe space. also runs a free, weekly online support group for people who are 19 years old or over and can’t make it to a face-to-face support group. Times and dates are posted on the website.

Bodywhys Helpline LoCall 1890 200 444

To get information or support on eating disorders over the phone, you can call the Bodywhys helpline, which is open for two hours every morning. It is confidential, non-judgemental and a professional will be there to listen to whatever you have to say. You can call on 1890 200 444 and opening hours are listed each week on

Face-to-face Support Groups

Bodywhys run free face-to-face support groups in Dublin and Carlow. In each location they operate one group for people with eating disorders, and another for families and friends. These groups provide a safe environment where you can talk with people who are having similar experiences, which can be really helpful. For information on times and venues, see or call 01-2834963.

This article was last reviewed on 03 May 2017

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