Help kit SEED’s new resource room
Every penny counts and we are still only here because you’ve supported us as we get no government or council funding. Help us make this room the safe, warm and beautiful space it deserves to be, so that all those who enter her, truly know, they matter.
Take a stroll with SEED to help those affected by eating disorders.
Many of you have been made aware of our new resource room with therapy rooms dedicated to the late Nikki Grahame and Chelsea Blue…since re opened we have had over 100 new referrals and we desperately need your help. Please donate if you can, as we stroll for SEED in memory of Nikki Grahame, Chelsea Blue and all those we have lost to the devastating mental health illness that is an eating disorder, and walk to raise money so that others can walk a positive path to recovery as we fight for funding to provide more hours of the Resource Rooms support and listening service and more vital support workers. If you’d like to join us on the walk you can set up your own page to link to this campaign and fundraise for us too, or email email@example.com to express your interest and be part of our campaign. We’d love your support and to have you by our side.
SEED (Support and Empathy for people with Eating Disorders)
We are a group made up of ordinary people who have had first-hand experience of eating disorders in one form or another. We feel it is important to share experiences with others and help in any way possible. We know from personal experiences how difficult it is to obtain the professional help and assistance in overcoming eating disorders. We hoped that by starting Support and Self-Help Groups we would be able to offer help and advice. Our services have developed well beyond that, as we strive to bridge the gaps and meet the needs of those affected by this devastating illness.
Although Seed is not a Clinical Service, we will do our very best to support, advise and signpost sufferers, carers and loved ones appropriately, by giving people the tools to enable them to cope on a daily basis.
Marg Oaten MBE, Secretary and Co-founder.
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Online, phone, e-mail, groups, workshops, self help , advice or just in need of a cuppa tea and a chat. We’re here for you.
If you want to research eating disorders or have concerns about a loved one we have a resource of useful articles to help you.
We run workshops, events and groups and meeting for carers and sufferers to help and support you – this is our calendar of events.
You can call, e-mail, text, or even write a letter. However you want to contact us the information is right here.
“excellent support from SEED, after so many years of struggling. Medical ‘help’ only referred to diet control and emphasis on losing weight, and advise to join weight watchers!! SEED has helped to get to the root of the cause for binge eating, and I have been so encouraged by them on my journey & recovery”
“SEED has been providing expert help and support for young people with eating disorders in Hull and East Riding for over 20 years. For the wonderful Oaten family it’s a labour of love: for the rest of us it’s a reminder of what the voluntary sector can do to supplement and enhance the NHS.”
Alan Johnson MP for Hull West and Hessle 1997 to 2017, Health Secretary 2007 to 2009.
“The work that Gemma and her family do is stunning. The toolkit for schools is excellent and every school should have access to this. It is so important for our children to be able to hear the important messages that Seed give, and it makes such a difference to them. The work they do saves lives, and nothing can be more important than that. Gemma is such a positive role model for our children but teenagers in particular. It is so important to hear how with her families support and some key adults despite the barriers put in place, she was able to overcome her eating disorder and go on to have an incredibly successful career in television. Not all children will have families as supportive as Gemma’s which is why we need to ensure our staff are trained and that all of our children have at least one key adult that can support them. This is what makes Seed so special is that Gemma and her family are so keen to support others and early intervention in our schools is so key. I have been really inspired by this work and leading a trust with over 4000 pupils and 750 staff have been keen to get involved.”
Matthew Crawford, Chief Executive Officer, Embark Federation, National Leader of Education.
“All too often, young people with eating disorders and their families are forced to suffer in silence. SEED’s absolutely vital work is ensuring that here in Hull, it doesn’t have to be that way. The Oatens are an inspirational family doing valuable work in our community.”
Karl Turner, MP for East Hull