Links and 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 999 or 111

Call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90

Call Childline on 0800 11 11 (if you are aged under 18)

Text SHOUT to 85258 ( this service helps support people via text if you don't wish to talk on the phone)

or see their websites for other ways to contact them.

Information and help


The leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families – info, helplines, local support groups

Men get EDs too

Info, helplines and support groups for male sufferers and their families

Anorexia & Bulimia Care

National charity offering helplines, 1:2:1 befriending support, and nutrition guidance

Overeaters Anonymous

National support group meetings based on the AA 12 step recovery approach

NHS Choices

Explore the sections in the Health A-Z on eating disorders and their treatments, and the Live Well section.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Very readable leaflets on a variety of topics, including:

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

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

The BACP has its own find a counsellor website

Counselling Directory

Book list

Books recommended by our support staff include: