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Vision & Ethos

Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.


Our vision is that people affected by eating disorders will have their needs met through the provision of appropriate, integrated, quality services being delivered by a range of statutory, private and voluntary agencies.


Our mission is to ensure support, awareness & understanding of eating disorders amongst the wider community as well as advocating for the rights and healthcare needs of people affected by eating disorders.


Bodywhys is commmited to the belief that people with eating disorders can and do recover. As such, the organisation strives to empower people affected by eating disorders to access information, support and treatment.

Bodywhys also works with people affected by eating disorders to advocate for the provision of better treatment services for people with eating disorders in Ireland, using the international human right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health as its basis for action.

As part of its advocacy work, Bodywhys aims to further develop both existing and new partnerships and collaborative projects with relevant agencies, organisations ans stakeholders.

Bodywhys continues to recognise and appreciate the central and fundemental role that volunteers play in the organisation. Every year, Bodywhys recruits and trains new volunteers to work across our support services.

Bodywhys is adament that people with eating disorders should not be discriminated against or stigmatised. An eating disorder should not inhibit any individual's right of access to equal opportunities available to all members of society.