Tastelife 'breaking free from eating disorders' community course located Honiton East Devon

More about Tastelife.

An eight session weekly group course for sufferers of all types of eating disorder, and those who care for them.

The course is non-threatening, educational, and encourages a self-help approach that really works.

It is run by trained volunteers who care about those who struggle with eating disorders. Some have been sufferers themselves, or have cared for them.

Eating disorders are often a symptom of deeper problems and, whilst this is not an in-depth course to discover and deal with these underlying issues fully, it goes a long way to equipping participants with real understanding and coping strategies. The course is accredited by the University of Brighton. It is based on Christian principles and, while not actively promoting the Christian faith, includes a church supplement for use in a Christian context. It is therefore adaptable for and sensitive to those of all faiths or none.

The course session titles are:

  1. Living to eat or eating to live
  2. Mirror, mirror: self-image and addiction
  3. Under the iceberg: emotions
  4. Mind matters
  5. Bad days and good friends
  6. Caring beyond survival
  7. The ‘F’ word: food – friend or foe?
  8. Where now?

Referral Criteria & Process

Self referrals are accepted. An application form and disclaimer are required. You can apply online via the Tastelife website. There is more information here: https://www.tastelifeuk.org/event/tastelife-course-in-honiton-devon-monday-evenings-starting-on-18th-october-2021/ Or you can email the course address honiton@tastelifeuk.org for more information and a link to the application form and disclaimer.

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Last Updated: 26/10/2021

Tastelife Course At Zest Cafe
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Age Groups: (0-15) (16-18) (19-25) (25+)

Minimum age 14.  Those under 18 require a parent/carer to attend with them.

It can be helpful for those over 18 to bring a friend/carer for support.

Carers may be able to attend on their own, depending on space.

Fees: Yes

Tastelife is a charity.  The fee for the 8 week course is £40 per person.  Cases of genuine hardship can be compassionately discussed.

Types of Support:
Face to face
Group/peer support
Guided self-help
Binge eating disorder
Compulsive overeating
Emotional overeating
OSFED - other specified feeding and eating disorders
Types of Service:
Charity/Voluntary body