Disordered eating affects lives in many ways, for some it leads to obesity and associated long term conditions such as diabetes while for others it can result in eating disorders and a feeling of isolation. Through our mentoring programme we train volunteer mentors to answer the cries for help which we receive.
Foundations offers a safe space where all can feel comfortable and find understanding and respect. This is the environment where people feel they can explore their anxieties. The mentors address the underlying psychological and behavioural reasons for unhealthy eating, including emotional poverty, lack of support from parents who themselves suffer from mental health problems, or low self-esteem.
We also offer specialist support for people who do not speak English as a first language. We support clients who are going through a difficult time in their lives with bilingual volunteers who provide support and practical help using a person centred, non-judgemental approach.