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Families and Peers

Families and Peers

We want to help you help others!

You’ve found your way here because you’re someone who does so much more than just talking about wanting to help a loved one.

  • You actively want to help, support, champion, cheerlead, educate and empathise.
  • You may be a parent, a partner, a colleague or a long-time friend.
  • You want to find new and ever more interesting ways in which you can encourage someone with an eating disorder to maintain or commence their recovery.

We salute you.

At Wednesday’s Child, we can provide you with access to Recovery Champion courses and workshops, engaging events and speakers. View current events. And frequent documents and insights which will aid your understanding and ability to support someone. Read our Advice & Resource and sign up to our newsletter; Wednesday's Whisper.

Some of the ways we can support you are:




We have a specialist team of experienced recovery supporters who truly understand the issues that are encountered by families and peers supporting someone with an eating disorder. We can arrange individual calls or meetings, or even co-ordinate a video chat with collective attendees, allowing several inputs into the recovery journey of the person you love. Our coaching is there to be guided by you and your needs. We’ll always agree objectives and timings upfront, and advise of our envisaged outcomes for the period.

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We provide courses and talks to aid parental understanding around eating disorders, and to help you navigate some of the most common issues in providing support for someone you love.



These events are great to develop a peer group among other families seeking to help someone with an eating disorder. We stage these in small venues throughout the UK.



If you have a child in school, for whom you wish to access more regular support as a touchpoint during their academic day, we can work with yourself and the school to make this happen.

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We all know it can be tough on someone supporting a person in eating disorder recovery. Talk to us about our respite retreat and our recovery retreat. Respite allows you to gain support and compassion as a temporary reprieve from your parental demands back home. Recovery Retreat is a ‘you and them’ retreat, which is designed to help four families (a child and adult in each case) to attend a weekend away in which we educate, advise, support and share.