Find Support

Don't suffer in silence. Here are some links to organisations and helplines where you can find support. If you know of any other resources that could help people, please let us know and we'll add them to the list. 

In the UK 

BEAT 

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.  

Anorexia & Bulimia Care

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 

SEED

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.

Overeaters Anonymous

An AA-style service for anyone struggling with compulsive overeating. They offer:

  • Local support groups. Find a meeting near you here

Samaritans

A volunteer-run support service . They offer:

  • A 24/7 helpline for anyone who needs to talk. You can also email them at jo@samaritans.org. 

Orri

A specialist 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. 

Eating disorder support around the world 

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

A nonprofit organisation supporting individuals and families . They offer:

Eating Disorder Hope

An organisation providing resources, information and support. They offer:

F.E.A.S.T

A global community supporting parents and carers. They offer: 

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