Hi there, I am hoping to set up an Eating Disorders treatment project in Derbyshire. Initially, I would like to start a pilot project for the treatment of anorexia. I fully recovered from anorexia and binge eating disorder, and I know from experience how difficult it can be to get effective professional help.
I am proposing to set up a project that could provide a viable alternative to current mainstream approaches if successful.
It would be based in Belper Derbyshire. This small town has excellent road and public transport links and is easily accessible. The initial project would be for between 6 and 12 participants. For the initial project we would only take clients age 16 and over. But if successful then follow up schemes could involve all age groups.
There will be three counsellors for the project(as a minimum) an alternative therapist. Plus there will be support staff, admin staff and a fundraiser. All staff will be paid, and I would like as many staff as possible to have had a mental health problem(preferably an eating disorder) It is virtually impossible for such people to find meaningful employment with responsibility.
We will be forming a Not for profit organisation(NPO) for the project. I already have three clinicians enlisted on the project but still need others. We also need participants. I have already located the premised for the project. Once again it needs work and money to get fit for the intended purpose.
Without funding then the project cannot go forward. It is essential to have an experienced fundraiser as soon as possible. Is there anybody out there who can help with this? Or you may know someone who can help.
I want to create an approach where food and weight gain are not the focus of the project. In my experience weight gain is not an indicator of recovery. This project would be based in the “real world” in a non-clinical setting.
If you are interested in the project then please contact me. If you know someone who may benefit from this project then please get in touch. If you are a fundraiser or know someone please make contact. If you are anorexic and interested in participating in the project, or know someone who may be then please get in touch.
I have discussed this with very experienced clinicians and they really do think that this project can work. As I have said, without funding, the project will not take place. So please, if you can fund raise, then please get in touch. There’s a myriad of fundraising bodies etc and it outside my experience to effectively find the sources and put in a well constructed and professional bid for funding.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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