We are a Southampton based support group for anyone who feels that their eating habits or body image difficulties are getting in the way of a fulfilling life. Acacia Dreams strives to provide a safe, non-clinical space for anyone who comes to our meetings and that they feel able to participate.
We host regular meetings in St Deny’s Community Centre at 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month .
The community centre is a short walk away from St Deny’s train station and has ample free parking.
We provide a large variety of tea and coffee (soya milk also available)!
Don’t want to come on your own?
That’s okay! If you feel more comfortable having someone to support you at the meetings then you’re more than welcome to bring them along. Due to safeguarding restrictions we request that if you’re 16/17 that you bring someone over the age of 18 with you.
We are also looking to support those who support people with their difficulties and have an online group at the moment. Take a look at the Know Someone Who’s Struggling Page for more info.
Additionally, we are organising workshops surrounding mental health and well-being, community events and talks from health professionals and influences. If you are a profession looking to get involved and do talks about supporting people then let us know!
We have a network of people from a variety of disciplines (alternative and conventional therapies) so we can signpost people open to exploring these options.
If you want to get in touch please email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. All enquiries welcome.
If you have any disabilities or additional needs before a meeting please get in contact with us or send us a facebook message, easily found at the bottom right of the page.
We have two online communities on Facebook which you may want to join:
A group for those who are struggling:
A group for those supporting those who are struggling:
Equality & Diversity
You can find our equality and diversity policy here.
Equality and diversity is of great importance to us. We want everyone to feel welcome at Acacia Dreams. If you have any concerns please let us know.
(Quick escape: There’s a little black circle with three lines to the left of our website this is available on all pages. If you need to navigate away from our site you can open it up and click on any one of the four buttons; it’ll redirect to a different page. Two are calming drawing sites and also there is a google button and BBC homepage button. This doesn’t remove the site from your browsing history but can be used as a quick escape)