Support Groups in the UK

Support groups can play an important role during and after treatment in helping you recover from and manage your BDD and often they also include family members too. They provide a safe environment where you can talk openly about your BDD, as well as giving support and encouragement to others.

 All the support groups the BDD Foundation advertise are independent of the Charity.

Local Support Groups in the UK

1. Central London, Marylebone BDD Support Group – currently online due to Covid-19

Type: User led. The group will provide an opportunity to meet other people with BDD, share experiences and concerns about the illness and provide mutual support. The group also welcomes carers, family and friends.

When: 1st Monday of every Month, 6.30 – 8pm

Where: Marylebone, London but currently held on zoom.

Contact: If you would like to join this group please email support@bddfoundation.org


2. Southgate, The Karin Hildebrandt BDD Support Group – currently suspended due to Covid-19

Type: This group is for people with BDD and their carers, families and friends. The group is user led and does not offer therapy or professional guidance but is an opportunity to share ideas and provide mutual support.

When: 3rd Sunday of every Month, 4 – 6pm

Where: The Priory, Southgate

Contact: If you would like to join this group, please email support@bddfoundation.org


3. Reading in Conjunction with Still the Hunger – currently online due to Covid-19

Type: Professionally led. This group will provide an opportunity to meet other people with BDD, share experiences and concerns about the illness and provide mutual support. The group also welcomes carers, family and friends. There is no fee to attend this group and no need to book. Free Parking.

When: 2nd Saturday of every Month, 3.30 – 5pm

Where: Reading, UK but currently held on zoom.

Contact: If you would like to join this group please email beverley@stillthehunger.co.uk

Website: www.stillthehunger.co.uk


4. City of London, Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours (BFRB) Support Group

Type: Peer-led support group for sufferers of Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania and related disorders. Our group is open to sufferers as well as family members, carers, and friends. Come along for friendly, informed and confidential support.

When: Once a month, please make contact for up-to-date information

Where: City of London, email for venue information

Contact: Pavitt & Bridget bfrbgrouplondon@gmail.com


5. Glasgow, Scotland. BDD Support Group

Type: User led. The group will provide an opportunity to meet other people with BDD, share experiences and concerns about the illness and provide mutual support. The group also welcomes carers, family and friends.

When: Once a month, please make contact for up-to-date information

Where: The Gateway Centre, North Methven Street, Perth PH1 5PP

Contact: Carole gacmacleay@btinternet.com


6. Oldham, Manchester. BDD and Social Anxiety Support Group

Type: User led. Social Anxiety and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Support Group. Open to anyone suffering including carers, families and friends.

When: The last Wednesday of every Month, 6-7pm

Where: Meeting Room 2, Oldham library 

Contact: Momoe gmsocialanxietyandbddgroup@outlook.com


Online Support Groups

You can access our online support groups from anywhere in the world. We hope the online groups will help build a supportive BDD Community that anyone can become a part of. Please note the time zones of the different groups. See the full list of online support groups >

The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. Charity no. 1153753.