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

Not just a girl's disease...

Mark blogs about his experience with anorexia.

Mark Gould
Posted on 25/02/2011

Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice

Georgina's blog for Time to Change on her experience of bulimia and anorexia and the misconceptions she faced.

Posted on 29/11/2012

Abuse and eating problems

Georgie talks about how the abuse she's experienced relates to her eating disorder.

Posted on 24/02/2014

Mind Infoline

0300 123 3393
(Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm)
text: 86463

The Mind Infoline can help you find support and information. They can look for your local Mind, and give details of other local support.

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.

Be Mindful

Provides information about what mindfulness is, how to practise it, and details of groups in your area.


adult helpline: 0845 634 1414
youthline: 0845 634 7650

Offers information on eating disorders and runs a supportive online community. Also provides a directory of support services at

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,, for details of local practitioners.


Elefriends is a supportive online community.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Information and support for men with eating problems.


A website where you can learn CBT and get help to learn how to deal with depression. It is free to use.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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

Overeaters Anonymous Great Britain

07000 784 985

Runs local groups throughout the country.


parent helpline: 0808 802 5544

Information for both parents and young people.


This information was written by Rachel Boyd
Published by Mind 2014
To be revised 2017

References available on request – for a list please contact

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