NIWE History

NIWE was established in 1988 in response to people asking for support because of problems around food, such as not being able to eat; eating and getting rid of food; compulsively eating; and other issues. NIWE became a charitable company limited by guarantee in 2012 and is now formally known as NIWE Eating Distress Service. We have developed our services in response to the needs of the people we have worked with, their carers and our local community.

Download a copy of our NIWE service leaflet (PDF format)

NIWE currently employs six part time staff and sessional counsellors. The office is open Mondays to Fridays 9.30-4.30 and closed on weekends and bank holidays. There is an answerphone available at other times or you can email us on and we will aim to respond on the next working day.

Data Privacy

NIWE has always taken data protection very seriously and we take great care to collect, process and store people’s personal information securely. Please see our Privacy Notice and Cookies Notice for more details.