It is estimated that around 1.25 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with an Eating Disorder. However, the true magnitude of suffering is unknown because so many go undetected, undiagnosed or untreated for years. It is believed that up to a ¼ of these are male, but due to stigma this number is unknown.
Here at Field of Grace, we provide a number of services to anyone affected by, or at risk of being affected by, any eating disorder. The charity came into existence following the death of Cheryl Wallis and Lorraine Field, both of whom suffered with eating disorders. Just prior to her death, Lorraine and Nicola were in the process of setting up support groups for those with eating disorders in South Surrey, having identified the high level of need whilst there being little help available in the area. After Lorraine passed, Nicola decided that more needed to be done and more people needed to be reached, so set about researching charities. All trustees, employees and volunteers involved in Field of Grace are dedicated to helping those with eating disorders.
Field of Grace now exists to support anyone affected by eating disorders. No diagnosis is needed and we welcome self-referrals. As people who have been directly affected by eating disorders, either in recovery ourselves or as parents or carers, we understand from a personal perspective how challenging daily life can be; our aim is to help you live and feel supported in your journey towards a life of freedom and happiness.