We were founded by Bridget Bradley and Pavitt Thatcher. They began hosting in person support groups in London and Edinburgh. These ran monthly for 4 years.
During to the Covid-19 pandemic, the support groups moved online. For the entirety of 2020, the groups were hosted weekly on a Sunday afternoon. During this time, the number of support group attendees grew significantly.
Due to the increase in the number of people looking for support, Bridget and Pavitt brought several volunteers on board the team to help run the support groups.
We changed our name to BFRB UK & Ireland to include all BFRBs and our many members in Ireland.
We hosted an “official launch” to announce our intentions to become the first charitable organisation for BFRBs in the UK and Ireland and launched our fundraising campaign on GoFundMe. We have raised more than £4.5k so far!
Then, we launched our new support group for parents, carers, and loved-ones of those with BFRBs.
We have so many plans in the works, including returning to in-person support groups around the UK and Ireland, organising more events, and establishing a support group for children. All this will be made possible due to the incredible support of our community so far.
Dr Bridget Bradley
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