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South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association

SYEDA's aims and objectives are: To support people affected by an eating disorder. To raise awareness of eating disorders amongst both health and education professionals. To work towards improving the current service provision.

Our focus is on prevention and treatment of eating disorders. We provide a range of clinical and non clinical interventions to individuals with an eating disorder and to those who support them i.e. friends and families. In addition we have an extensive training and education programme which we deliver to a diverse audience including young people and education professionals.


We are an independed charity, orginally established in 1996 by a group of families who were affected by eating disorders and who were concerned that there was nowhere to go for support.

We support a wide range of people from many different backgrounds with a range of different eating disorders. We help anybody who feels that their relationship with food or body image dominiates their lives, and we help the people who care about them. Men, women, girls, boys, young and old all access our services. You dont have to look a particular way to get support from SEYDA

We provide on to one therapeutic and practical support for people experiencing eating disorders and for the families and friends. We also facilitate support groups, offer a befriending service and we deliver education and training sessions in schools, colleges, to professionals and the wider community.

We appreciate that eating disorders, in their many forms, can have a devastation impact on the peopl who experience them, and on the people around them. We have a particular focus on prevention, by working with people who might be at risk of developing an eating disorder in order to help them to become more resilient. We also try to work with people who are experiencing eating disorders as early as possible into the illness to try to stop the eating disorder from becoming more severe (although we will see people at any stage of their journey with an eating disorder).

All our services are independent and confidential. You do no need to be referred by a GP or a professional, you can just make an appointment yourself. Unless you give us permissionwe wont tell anyone that you have been in contact or are using our servicees, except in special circumstances.

We appreciate how hard it can be to make the first step, and welcome anyone to get in touch at any stage. You will be met with understanding.

The work of SYEDA is overseen by a board of volunteers who have a range of skills and experience. We have a team of dedicated skilled staff and we are lucky enough to have a large number of amazing volunteers who help to deliver our range of services.

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Every Child Matters Outcomes

Stay Safe

From Accidents

From maltreatment, abuse or exploitation

From violence

From bullying and discrimination

From crime or anti-social behaviour

Be Healthy

Be physically healthy

Be emotionally or mentally healthy

Be sexually healthy

Have a healthy lifestyle

Choose not to take drugs

Enjoy and Achieve

Be ready for school

Attend and enjoy school

Achieve educational standards at primary level

Achieve educational standards at secondary level

Enjoy recreation

Achieve Economic Wellbeing

Engage in further education, employment and training

Live in decent homes and communities

Access transport and material goods

Live in households free from low income

Make a Positive Contribution

Engage in decision-making

Support the community or environment

Choose not to offend, re-offend or engage in anti-social behaviour

Choose not to bully or discriminate

Develop self confidence and enterprising behaviours

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Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5689222.
Registered Charity No: 1114451.

Contact Details

26-28 Bedford St
S6 3BT
T: 0114 2728822

Geographical area served

  • Town Centre
  • Eastwood
  • Clifton
  • East Dene
  • Wellgate
  • Canklow
  • Broom
  • Broom Valley
  • Herringthorpe
  • Moorgate
  • Morthen
  • Springwell Gardens
  • Valley and Whiston
  • Blackburn
  • Ferham
  • Greasbrough
  • Masbrough
  • Kimberworth
  • Kimberworth Park
  • Meadowbank
  • Munsbrough
  • Rockingham
  • Scholes
  • Thornhill
  • Thorpe Hesley
  • Wingfield
  • Brampton Bierlow
  • Harley
  • Swinton
  • Wath
  • Wentworth
  • West Melton
  • Upper Haugh
  • Dalton
  • East Herringthorpe
  • Hooton Roberts
  • Kilnhurst
  • Parkgate
  • Rawmarsh
  • Ravenfield
  • Ravenfield Common
  • Thryberg
  • Brecks part of Herringthorpe
  • Maltby
  • Dinnington
  • Slade Hooton
  • Firbeck
  • Letwell
  • Girdingwells
  • Woodsett
  • Thorpe Salvin
  • South & North Anston
  • Harthill
  • Kiveton Park
  • Wales
  • Hardwick
  • Laughton Common
  • Laughton-en-le-Morthen
  • Letwell
  • Aston
  • Aughton
  • Brinsworth
  • Catcliffe
  • Fence
  • Thurcroft
  • Treeton
  • Ulley
  • Brampton-en-le-Morthen
  • Orgreave
  • Wentworth North
  • Wentworth South
  • Wentworth Valley
  • Rotherham North
  • Rotherham South
  • Rother Valley West
  • Rother Valley South

Age ranges served

  • Primary 9-11
  • Secondary 11-13
  • Secondary 13-16
  • 16-19
  • 19-25 (for young people with disabilities and special needs)


South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association employs 11 staff.


South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association has 11 volunteers.



And for the Future...

Additional information

  • Nominated Child Protection Officer
  • CRB checks

Policies in Place

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Recruitment & Selection Policy
  • Safe Lone Working Policy
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Internet and Email Usage Policy
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure
  • Environmental Policy
  • Disability Discrimination Act Compliant
  • Business Continuity Policy
  • User Involvement/Participation Policy
  • Service Users are involved in developing the service
  • Common Assessment Framework
  • Training and Development Plan