Ireland Eating Disorder Treatment Information & Resources
There are many valuable resources in Ireland for those in eating disorder recovery. Bodywhys: The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland provides general information and treatment center referrals to those struggling with eating disorders and their families.
Lois Bridges Eating Disorders Treatment Center in Dublin offers both residential and outpatient eating disorder programs. Treatment modalities include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), interpersonal therapy, and nutritional therapy.
Eating Disorder Centre Cork (EDCC) is an outpatient eating disorder clinic that also offers monthly support groups for loved ones of those in recovery.
Lucena Clinic Services provides mental health services to children and adolescents throughout Ireland.
The Sandyford Wellness Centre offers many resources for those struggling with eating disorders, including a 12-week CBT program and online resources.
St. Patrick’s Hospital has a comprehensive eating disorder program, offering inpatient and outpatient care at its hospital and clinics throughout Dublin.
Talbot Grove is an addiction treatment facility located in Kerry, Ireland, that also treats eating disorders and disordered eating.
No treatment scheme for eating disorder sufferers
“People with eating disorders are not entitled to the same funding for treatment programmes granted to those who suffer from addictions to drugs or alcohol, the HSE has said. The revelation comes as a person with an eating disorder shared their battle to pay for treatment in a letter to the Irish Examiner.” Read more here.
In a 2014 article in The Irish Times, a young woman describes her battle with anorexia. Read the full article here. She states, “I wouldn’t wish this illness on my worst enemy, but sometimes I wish that, for just one day, everybody could experience what it is like to have anorexia.”
Can you identify with this statement? Do you think that if more people understood the depth of the pain and suffering that come with eating disorders, they would have greater empathy and that there would perhaps be more funding for eating disorder awareness and research? Comment below!