Alex Ashcroft and Rachel Morris, project officers for Beat the UK eating disorder charity, currently manage the Emotional Overeating Support Groups project. They are both responsible for the recruitment and remote management of volunteers who support people with emotional overeating problems such as binge eating or compulsive overeating.
The peer support groups are funded by the Department of Health, Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund and will be spread right across the East and West Midlands and East Anglia by the end of 2015.
Alex is a fully qualified and professionally registered nutritionist with a keen interest in obesity treatment and prevention. Her background includes working as a freelance nutritionist, for a children’s educational charity and a private nutrition company specialising in introducing nutrition education in to the national curriculum.