SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AN EATING DISORDER AND PARENTS/CARERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AN EATING DISORDER ACROSS SCOTLAND.
Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, has teamed up with NHS Lothian to deliver online peer support for young people and their parents/carers nationwide across the whole of Scotland, thanks to funding from the Technology Enabled Care Grant from the Scottish Government.
Am I eligible to provide peer support?
'I have been in recovery for at least 2 yearsand I am aged between 18 –35 years old' OR; 'I have provided support for a young personwith an eating disorder aged up to 25 years old Providing one-to-one email support'.
You will provide “buddy” based emails to either young people with an eating disorder or to parents/carers of young people who have an eating disorder. You will receive formal training from Beat, consisting of boundaries in communication, active listening skills based on motivational interviewing principles, and safeguarding policies and practices. You will be supported by Beat, with all emails moderated, to ensure all online communication is helpful and safe.
For further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org