Find Support

Don't suffer in silence. Here are some links to organisations and helplines where you can find support. 

In the UK 

BEAT

BEAT are the UK's leading eating disorder charity. They offer:

  • Helplines for adults, students and young people. You can find the numbers for these and their operating hours here. They also offer a one-to-one web chat.​​

  • Message boards providing peer support. 

  • Online support groups, including groups for specific eating disorders, groups for carers and a specific Coronavirus response group. Each group runs on a different evening, and can be accessed here.

  • A helpfinder where you can type in your postcode and find services near you.

  • Downloadable resources including a leaflet to bring along to your first GP appointment and a guide for friends & family.  

Seed

SEED is an ED support service, run by volunteers with lived experience. They offer: 

  • Interactive online self-help courses, as well as some physical resources which you can access in their resource room in Hull. 
  • An advice line, which you can access here

  • Buddy schemes, when you can receive email support over a period of 6 months.

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Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous is an AA-style service for ​anyone struggling with compulsive overeating. They offer: 

  • Local support groups. Find a meeting near you here
Samaritans

The Samaritans is volunteer-run support service. They offer:

Anorexia & Bulimia Care 

Anorexia & Bulimia Care is a national UK eating disorders organisation. They offer: 

  • Support via their helpline or email. Find details of these here.  
  • A support hub offering weekly one-on-one  appointments. 
  • An online befriending community where those who have recovered from an eating disorder provide peer support to others 
  • An online community for parents and carers
  • A useful directory of ED support groups around the UK 
Orri

Orri is a private London day clinic for individuals with eating disorders. They offer: 

  • Intensive full-time and part time holistic programmes for anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder. 
  • Workshops and events.
  • A helpful blog with lots of ED recovery wisdom.

Around the world

NEDA

NEDA is a nonprofit organisation supporting individuals and families.

They offer: 

Eating Disorder Hope

Eating Disorder Hope is an organisation providing resources, information and support. They offer:

F.E.A.S.T

A global community supporting parents and carers. They offer: 

A global community supporting parents and carers. They offer: 

Project HEAL

Project HEAL is an organisation in the US helping individuals access eating disorder treatment. They offer:

Eating Disorder Foundation

The Eating Disorder Foundation is a free, non-clinical support, education and advocacy resource in Colorado. They offer: 

National Eating 
Disorders Collaboration

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration is a network of organisations in Australia with expertise in eating disorders. They offer:

MEEDA

MEEDA (The Middle East Eating Disorders Association) is a non-profit organisation promoting awareness and support.  They offer: 

Butterfly Foundation

The Butterly Foundation is a national charity for Australians impacted by eating disorders and body image issues. They offer: 

Diabulima Helpline

The Diabilimia Helpline is a non-profit organisation for individuals with diabetes and eating disorders. They offer: 

  • A 24-hour helpline at (425) 985-3635

  • A referral service to help you find the right treatment centre or therapist 

  • A database of professional healthcare providers with expertise in mental health and diabetes 

  • A Facebook support group