Links & Resources

Below is a range of leaflets from a variety of sources and information about books that you may find helpful. There are also some links to other websites where you can find more information and support.

Information Leaflets

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  • Eating disorders information for public (from NICE: National Institute for Clinical Excellence)   Download PDF
  • Do I have an Eating Disorder?   Download PDF
  • Why do people get eating disorders (from The National Centre for Eating Disorders)   Download PDF
  • Eating disorders in men (from The National Centre for Eating Disorders)   Download PDF
  • Help for Carers: (from The National Centre for Eating Disorders)   Download PDF
  • How to help a friend with an eating disorder (from The National Centre for Eating Disorders)   Download PDF
  • Eating Disorders; A comprehensive information sheet (from the Royal College of Psychiatrists)  Download PDF
  • Worries about weight fact sheet for young people (from the Royal College of Psychiatrists)  Download PDF
  • Eating disorders in young people (from the Royal College of Psychiatrists)   Download PDF
  • Janet's story Age 18   Download PDF
  • Annabelle's story Age 18   Download PDF
  • All about Anorexia: (from the Mental Health Foundation)   Download PDF
  • All about Bulimia: (from the Mental Health Foundation)   Download PDF

Book list

Books recommended by our support staff include:

  • Overcoming Problem Eating by Patricia Furness-Smith Overcoming Problem Eating by Patricia Furness-Smith

  • Getting better bit(e) by bit(e) by Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure, a survival kit for sufferers of bulimia and anorexia, (priced between £7.25 and £22.00 on
  • Feel the fear and do it anyway by Susie Orbach, (priced between £1.84 and £5.00 on
  • Monkey taming by Judith Fathallah, (priced between £0.73 and £4.78 on
  • How to lift depression fast by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell, (priced between £4.34 and £6.49 on
  • How to master anxiety: all you need to know to overcome stress, panic attacks, trauma, phobias, obsessions and more by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell, (priced between £4.57 and £6.49 on
  • Mind over mood: change how you feel by changing the way you think by Christine Padesky and Dennis Greenberger, (priced between £7.81 and £12.71 on
  • Eating Disorders, The Path to Recovery by Dr Kate Middleton
  • Myself, Me and I by Jo Allott

For a review of some self help books on eating disorders, link to this article on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website

Useful links

Healthy weight calculator

The leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
Eating disorders: previously the Eating Disorders Association.

NHS Choices
On the NHS Choices website there is a huge amount of information concerning all aspects of eating disorders

Eating disorder videos
There are various videos on the NHS Choices website:

Supporting eating disorder sufferers:

Steve Blacknell, 55, used to sneak into the kitchen in the middle of the night to eat in secret. He talks about being a recovering bulimic.

Teenage girls Lynsey, Helen, Sam and Natalie give insights into how eating disorders affected their lives and how they eventually recovered.

Katie Metcalfe, 21, is about to start a creative writing degree at Cumbria University, but seven years ago her life was very different. Here, she talks about her battle with anorexia.

Watch an expert explain bulimia nervosa, including how to spot the symptoms and how the eating disorder impacts on a person's life.

The National Centre for Eating Disorders
NCFED provides counselling solutions for all the eating disorders, including binge eating, yo-yo dieting, bulimia, fear of eating and anorexia. It also provides innovative and practical training courses for health professionals working with eating disorders:

The NCFED also has a National Counselor Network

Counselling Directory
This website is a support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists, with information on their training and experience, areas of counselling covered, fees and contact details.

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
The UKCP's purpose is to promote the art and science of psychotherapy for the public benefit; to promote research and education in psychotherapy and disseminate the results of any such research; and to promote (or assist in the promotion, preservation and protection of public health by encouraging) high standards of training and practice in psychotherapy and the wider provision of psychotherapy for the public benefit.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
BACP can provide advice on a range of services to help meet the needs of anyone seeking information about counselling and psychotherapy

BBC health website: Info on eating disorders

BBC health website: Info on women and eating disorders

Mental Health Foundation: Info on eating disorders

Royal College of Psychiatrists: Eating disorders info
A website with readable and well-researched information for the public, plus a wide range of leaflets you can download; some of which are show above in the leaflet list.

Caraline is a registered Charity based within the centre of Luton, which is concerned with helping those whose lives are affected directly or indirectly by an eating disorder

International Eating Disorders Centre in Aylesbury
The Centre provides comprehensive multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programmes with the expertise required to enable clients to return to fully functioning normal lives following an eating disorder.

SWEDA is an eating disorders charity based in Somerset which has been running since 1992.

Are you worried about self-harm?
If you don't understand why it's happening to you or someone else, and you're looking for help and support, you can find it on this site:

Anorexia in men
This site was put together by a man who suffered from severe anorexia. Liam describes his experiences and how he beat the disease in the hope that it will help fellow sufferers.

Carers Direct
Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England. Available online at and as a free, confidential helpline seven days a week on 0808 802 0202, it provides accurate, relevant information for carers and those who support them.