Links & Resources

Below is a range of leaflets 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.

As a small charity our helpline is not staffed 24/7, so please call these numbers if you find yourself feeling in crisis, suicidal or desperate to talk to someone - help is available here 24/7, either by phone:
Call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90
Call Childline on 0800 11 11 (if you are aged under 18)
or see their websites for other ways to contact them

Information and help

Beat
The leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families – info, helplines, local support groups
www.b-eat.co.uk

Men get EDs too
Info, helplines and support groups for male sufferers and their families
www.mengetedstoo.co.uk

NHS Choices
Explore the sections in the Health A-Z on eating disorders and their treatments, and the Live Well section.
www.nhs.uk

Royal College of Psychiatrists
Very readable leaflets on a variety of topics, including:
Anorexia and bulimia
Worries about weight and eating problems: information for young people
EDs in young people – info for families and teachers

Finding a qualified ED counsellor:

Check their training, experience, approach, fee and whether you will work together well:

The National Centre for Eating Disorders
www.eating-disorders.org.uk

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
The BACP has its own find a counsellor website  
www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk

Counselling Directory
www.counselling-directory.org.uk

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), a survival kit for sufferers of bulimia and binge eating disorders by Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure
  • Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery by Dr Kate Middleton
  • Anorexia nervosa, A recovery guide for sufferers, families and friends by Janet Treasure and June Alexander