Grandparents and their beautiful teen granddaughters outside on the farm.If you are a person who cares about someone who has anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating or any other eating or weight difficulty, you are likely to experience various sorts of stress. You may feel unsure of how to help your loved one.

Oakwood Psychology Services, with funding from Stockport Council’s Health Innovations Fund, offers Cherish, a free monthly support group specifically for parents, family members, friends and carers of those with eating and weight distress.

The drop ins are free and are normally held from 6-7pm on the first Thursday of every month at our offices in Davenport.

Cherish is open to anybody, aged 16 or above, who has close, current contact with a person with an eating disorder or suffering from weight distress. The person you care for may or may not be an existing client at Oakwood or another treatment facility. There’s no need to book and to find out more about the group, ring 0161 456 6799.

Special Cherish Session

We’re pleased to announce that the Cherish meeting on 6th June will be attended by a special guest. Joining Dan Owens-Cooper will be 37-year old former Oakwood client Louise. Louise struggled with an eating disorder for almost 20 years but recovered through therapy at Oakwood Psychology Services and is maintaining her progress every day. Through an interactive group discussion Louise will be able to share with attendees aspects of her experience, offering an insight into factors that helped her recover, and providing for loved ones a reassuring reminder of the light at the end of the tunnel.
As always there will still be space for attendees to share their experience/s as much or as little as they wish, and trust that they will be heard and supported by others.