Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)
03000 11 12 13
parent helpline: Option 1
sufferer helpline: Option 2
self-harm helpline: Option 3
Provides advice and support to anyone affected by an eating problem.
Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Describes what family therapy is, and has a search facility to find a therapist in your area.
adult helpline: 0808 801 0677
youthline: 0808 801 0711
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
Provides details of accredited therapists.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
01455 883 300
Information about counselling and therapy. See sister website, itsgoodtotalk.org.uk, for details of local practitioners.
Elefriends is a supportive online community run by Mind.
Men Get Eating Disorders Too
Information and support for men with eating problems.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Produces clinical guidelines for the treatment and management of eating disorders.
Overeaters Anonymous Great Britain
Runs local groups throughout the country.
0800 068 41 41
Provides information and support for anyone under 35 who is struggling with suicidal feelings, or anyone concerned about a young person who might be struggling.
116 123 (freephone)
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.
Details of campus-based support groups for students experiencing difficulties around food or body image.
Midwife-led charity which provides information about eating problems in pregnancy.
parent helpline: 0808 802 5544
Information for both parents and young people.
This information was published in June 2017. We will revise it in 2020.