Eating Disorder Support Organisations
BEAT (Eating Disorders)
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Our national Helpline exists to encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because they know the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. The Helplines are open 365 days a year from 9am–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays. Beat is a member of Language Line and can provide access to an interpreter for non-English speaking callers.
Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677 (open to anyone over 18. Parents, teachers or any concerned adults should call the adult helpline.)
Youthline: 0808 801 0711 (open to anyone under 18)
Email: email@example.com (for young people)
Studentline: 0808 801 0811 (open to all students)
One-to-one Live Chat: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/helplines/one-to-one
National Centre For Eating Disorders
The NCFED believe that therapists who with eating disorders deserve the best professional training to empower their work, plus ongoing clinical support. They provide training for professionals, resources for those struggling with eating disorders, as well as help, support and advice for carers and friends. Those struggling with eating disorders can have personal, telephone or Skype counselling from someone who fully understands and cares.
Helpline: 0845 838 2040
Online Form: https://eating-disorders.org.uk/contact-us/
Anorexia & Bulimia Care
Anorexia & Bulimia Care (ABC) offer personal, on-going, emotional support and practical guidance for recovery for people struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, other eating disorders or eating distress. They also educate, train and advice those caring for sufferers as well as carrying out preventative education.
Freephone: 0808 802 6161 (Option 1: Support Line, Option 2: Family and Friends. Available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm)
Overeaters Anonymous Great Britain
Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. The OA Programme is based on the twelve step recovery programme of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorder Hope is an online community that offers resources, education, support, and inspiration to those struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, body image issues, and a myriad of other disordered eating behaviours. EDH understand that the person fighting disordered eating behaviours is not the only one suffering. This disease is affecting the whole family. They seek to offer help and support to the sufferer and also the family members seeking to become better informed and proactive in their efforts to help their loved one.
Contact Form: https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/about/contact-us