Eating problems

Explains eating problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Your stories

Workplace bullying and eating disorders

Mel blogs about the impact being bullied at work had on her.

Mel
Posted on 24/05/2017

Do I have a right to recovery?

Lucy talks about how not ever having a diagnosis has impacted on her recovery.

Lucy P
Posted on 30/11/2016

My anorexia diagnosis and finding help

Jess blogs about being diagnosed with anorexia and the challenges she faced in getting the right treatment.

Jessica Mell
Posted on 23/02/2016

Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)

03000 11 12 13
parent helpline: Option 1
sufferer helpline: Option 2
self-harm helpline: Option 3
anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

Provides advice and support to anyone affected by an eating problem.

Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

aft.org.uk

Describes what family therapy is, and has a search facility to find a therapist in your area.

b-eat

adult helpline: 0808 801 0677
youthline: 0808 801 0711
b-eat.co.uk

Offers information on eating disorders and runs a supportive online community. Also provides a directory of support services at helpfinder.b-eat.co.uk

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

01611 705 4304
babcp.com

Provides details of accredited therapists.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

01455 883 300
bacp.co.uk

Information about counselling and therapy. See sister website, itsgoodtotalk.org.uk, for details of local practitioners.

Elefriends

elefriends.org.uk

Elefriends is a supportive online community run by Mind.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

mengetedstoo.co.uk

Information and support for men with eating problems.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

nice.org.uk

Produces clinical guidelines for the treatment and management of eating disorders.

Overeaters Anonymous Great Britain

oagb.org.uk

Runs local groups throughout the country.

Papyrus

0800 068 41 41
papyrus-uk.org
Support if you are under 35 and struggling to cope.

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
jo@samaritans.org
samaritans.org
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

Student Minds

studentminds.org.uk/eating-disorder-groups
Details of campus-based support groups for students experiencing difficulties around food or body image.

Tommy's

tommys.org
Midwife-led charity which provides information about eating problems in pregnancy.

YoungMinds

parent helpline: 0808 802 5544
youngminds.org.uk

Information for both parents and young people.


This information was published in June 2017. We will revise it in 2020.


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