Support for Eating Disorders Singapore (SEDS)

What is Support for Eating Disorders Singapore (SEDS)?

SEDS is a support group for survivors as well as supporters of those coping with an eating disorder.

It provides a safe and supportive environment for sharing and gaining awareness to those whose lives have been affected by this disorder. The meetings are conducted in English.

 

2017 Meeting Dates & Talk Topics

 
Benefits of SEDS

  • Provides you with on-going education about eating disorders
  • Provides an avenue to learn more about treatment options
  • Allows you to verbalise your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment, as well as sharing your concerns, solutions, ideas and experiences on how to cope with an eating disorder
  • Gives you the opportunity to meet other survivors and supporters and to know that you are not alone

Who should attend SEDS?

SEDS isopen only to those suffering from an eating disorder irrespective of their stage of recovery or those who suspect they might be going through (Survivors); or the family, friends and partners supporting someone with the issue (Supporters).

Who conducts SEDS?

SEDS meetings are facilitated by professional staff from Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

 
What happens at an SEDS session?

At the beginning, there would be a brief educational talk or sharing on topics related to eating disorders. Subsequently, participants will go into their respective group sharing sessions. Note that there are separate groups for survivors and supporters. The entire session might be around one and a half hours.

 
Where can someone seek treatment for an eating disorder?

Treatment for eating disorders is usually more effective when conducted by professionals with specialized experience treating eating disorders. SGH houses one of the main treatment centres in Singapore through its Eating Disorders Programme (Click here through link.) The programme involves a multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, dieticians, art therapists to occupational therapists. You are welcomed to attend the SEDS meeting to seek more information about treatment from our staff and other members.

 
Programme Schedule

Date : 1st Thursday of each month (If this day falls on a Public Holiday, the meeting will be held the subsequent Thursday)
Time : 7.15pm to 8.45pm
Fee : Free
Venue : SGH LIFE Centre
Bowyer Block A
(Clock Tower) Level 1
Singapore General Hospital

 
No registration is required and this group is only open to survivors of eating disorders and their loved ones.