Our volunteers are the stars of this charity.
"You are always there for us, thank you! I enjoy being part of this project!"
"I feel really supported with all the points of contact for supervision. I’m proud to be part of such an amazing organisation!"
"Setting up a new group at our university has been very rewarding, and I am really looking forward to continue developing the group next year. Having attendees at the two first meeting was also something us group facilitators celebrated with pride, and it is very rewarding getting emails from the attendees after the session has ended thanking us for running these groups. I love running and organising our group and it just gets better and more established every day."
Ava Forkert, Oxford University
It has been an extremely rewarding experience. I started volunteering because I had known several girls with eating disorders and I wanted to stop being a helpless observer. I have felt honoured to have the chance to be part of this experience, to be trusted and to be given insights I would otherwise not have had. I feel much more confident that I am well-equipped for leading future group discussions in other clinical and non-clinical contexts. I am hoping to pursue a career as a Clinical Psychologist. I believe that my volunteering experience with SRSH provides me with some of the necessary skills and insights for that path. Thank you, SRSH, for providing this volunteering opportunity for me!
Rachel Egan, Cardiff University
After the training weekend I was amazed by how well the group sessions were formatted; we were trained to ensure every session had a strong pro-recovery focus, and was supportive and inclusive to all attendees. Having ground rules means that both the facilitators and the attendees know exactly what constitutes a 'safe' constructive conversation which is conducive to the individual's recovery and I have always felt well-supported by the core team in terms of supervision.
Thea Schei, University of St Andrews
Working with SRSH has been one of the best parts of my time at university. Not only have running the session themselves been rewarding, but I have also made some great friends within SRSH. I feel like I've been part of something important, experienced an increase in confidence and gained heaps of valuable experiences. Throughout the training I learned skills that are not only essential in running a group session with individuals experiencing eating problems, but also skills necessary to work within a clinical setting.
I was steered to SRSH through B-eat when I was looking into volunteering to help those suffering with eating disorders. I wanted to do this because a friend of mine had been in and out of hospital for a while and when she came out and we later talked about it and the lack of support in the area became very clear. In the past I had had a few "issues" with eating and it made me realise how lucky I was that it was nowhere near as severe as my friends, so I wanted to help people going through what she had.
Through working on the project I've met some amazing people from other volunteers to those who attend the sessions.
I think that the project is an amazing idea, I have had so many people saying the same thing to me, and thanking us for what we are doing and it makes me so proud to be a part of it. I think that the way the whole project is organised is great, we have had amazing support from Elisabeth and Nicola, and know that if we need anything all we need to do is ask for help.
I'm in my second year studying psychology, as for what I want to do after university, like many I have no idea at the minute, but I'm quite happy knowing that there will be plenty of doors open and many due to the skills I have achieved through SRSH.
SRSH is registered with Companies House, 7493445
Registered Charity: 1142783
Registered Charity: 1142783