“From a seed a flower grows, as do people who blossom in life.”
SEED are the ONLY Voluntary Organisation for eating disorders in Hull and East Riding and we serve to support people locally, nationally and internationally, with requests for support from USA Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Iceland, to name a few.
"The organisation was born out of personal experience when our daughter, Gemma, developed the illness at the age of 10 years old."
- Marg Oaten
She continued to be in the depths of her illness for 13 years, deteriorating to critical/life threatening levels 4 times in that time.
There was no support locally, we struggled as a family and there were huge gaps in the market when it came to seeking the help desperately needed via the NHS.
An Eating Disorder has the highest mortality rate of any other mental health illness with a staggering 20% of people dying every year as a direct result of the illness or through suicide. These are staggering statistics.
The illness has no barriers when it comes to age or gender and can affect anyone at any age.
It is a mental health illness that has a profound psychological effect on anyone who is part of the sufferer’s life. For every sufferer there are loved ones who often find this illness difficult to understand.
There is statistical evidence to show that those suffering anorexia nervosa are the most at risk in terms of their own medical risk, and that bulimia may be ‘born’ out of anorexia.
SEED now help hundreds of people and we are proud and passionate about making a difference to their lives. We've now devised a toolkit, which you can watch and learn about below.
For further information and support please visit: SEED Eating Disorder Support Services – The Resource Room, Wilberforce Health Centre, 6 – 10 Story Street, Hull HU1 3SA Admin (01482) 344084
Helpline (01482) 718130 Charity No 1108405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org