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Eating Problems

Welcome to our Eating Problems self-help page. Here we explain eating problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. This section includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family

What are Eating Problems?

Eating problems are characterised by severe distress or concern about body weight or shape and irregular eating habits. The most common forms of eating problems are Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa. It is estimated, that over 725,000 women and men in the UK are affected by these conditions

Click the leaflet below to find out about more about the types of eating problems, potential causes, self-help techniques, treatment and support available and what friends and family can do to help.

What do people who have experienced eating problems say about them?

Nicole discusses her experience of Anorexia, how she managed to seek help and how treatment helped her to recover 

Dave explains how hearing about other people’s experience of anorexia helped him in his recovery    

Hope shares her experience of spending time in an adolescent psychiatric unit and her journey to overcome anorexia 

Craig shares his experience of coping with bulimia   

Mark discusses his experience of anorexia 
 

 

 

Useful Contacts

Anorexia and Bulimia Care 

Overview: Advice and support for anyone affected by an eating disorder 
Telephone: 03000 11 12 13 
Website: 
www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

Be Mindful

Overview: Provides information about what mindfulness is, how to practice it, and details of local groups 
Website: 
www.bemindful.co.uk

Beat

Overview: Support and information for anyone affected by an eating disorder 
Telephone: 0845 634 1414 
Website: 
www.b-eat.co.uk

Elefriends

Overview: A support, online community for anyone affected by mental health problems 
Website: 
www.elefriends.co.uk

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Overview: Information and support for men with eating problems 
Website: 
www.mengetedstoo.co.uk

Overeaters Anonymous 

Overview: Offer support to anyone affected by eating problems 
Telephone: 07000 784 985 
Website: 
www.bacp.co.uk

NHS Choices – Eating Disorders

Overview: Information about eating disorders 
Website: 
www.nhs.uk


References

"Eating Disorders - NHS Choices". Nhs.uk. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

"Eating Problems | Mind, The Mental Health Charity - Help For Mental Health Problems". Mind.org.uk. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

"Eating Disorders | Talking About Mental Health - Episode 11". YouTube. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

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