MEN suffering from eating disorders will be helped in twice-monthly peer support group sessions.

The sessions are being run by Brighton-based charity Men Get Eating Disorders Too (MGEDT).

It is thought to be the first service of its kind specifically for men affected by eating disorders.

The main purpose of the group is to provide those who attend with a space to meet other sufferers and share their experiences and coping strategies.

Those wishing to attend are welcome to be part of the peer support group whether or not they are currently receiving support such as counselling or other therapies. Attendees may bring a carer for support in the meetings.

Sam Thomas, the MGEDT founder and director, said: “There is so little support available for people with eating disorders in Brighton, Hove and Sussex and for many males affected this is a barrier to recovery.

“By providing a regular meeting space for those affected to speak about their experiences this will help to alleviate the isolation and secrecy of their disorder.

"The meetings will help to provide crucial space to share experiences, share coping strategies and offer peer support.”

Meetings will take place on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 7.30pm to 9pm, starting on May 13, at Space for Change in central Brighton.

For more information about the service, email or visit

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