What does The Laurence Trust do?
Our primary aim at The Laurence Trust is to reassure men across Northern Ireland who are struggling with eating disorders. We support both those suffering illness, as well as the people that love and care for them. As a bridging organisation, our goal is to get vulnerable men on the right track towards support, medical care, and information to improve their lives and help them recover.
Our unique helpline provides a fast and easy way for us to help vulnerable men. While we cannot counsel, we offer signposting services to connect those in need of help with the best-possible services, support groups and medical pathways to treatment. We have provided dozens of people with the resources and information to reach out and seek treatment through our helpline.
The core service we deliver at The Laurence Trust is supporting men with eating disorders and their carers and loved ones with the information needed to seek further help. Our online hub is created partly from official DSM guidelines and partially from our shared experience of the impact of eating disorders in order to benefit anyone who may be struggling with disordered eating.
Connections with local services
We can act as a stepping stone to connect those in need of extra care with the correct pathway to support. Whether it’s contacting your GP, seeking support groups as a parent or carer, or simply looking for alternative paths to gaining support, our resources allow us to signpost the best way forward.
A compassionate voice and ear
Above all else, The Laurence Trust was created to show men they are not alone. Eating disorders are a universal mental health condition, and our compassionate voice and ear work together to listen to those in need and advocate for those dealing with male eating disorders to local councils, medical boards, and more.