Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Eating Disorders

Unfortunately anybody can develop an eating disorder although the people most often affected are young women within the ages of 15-25. That said, it is not unusual for an eating disorder to start at middle age. An eating disorder can be triggered by a number of things such as depression, drug addiction or simply being criticised about your weight.

The eating disorder resources and websites listed here contain mainly UK resources but also world wide information relating to eating disorders. Find symptoms causes diagnosis and treatment information for a broad range of eating disorders by clicking on the individual titles of the websites listed below that you feel are appropriate to your condition.

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A national UK based eating disorders organisation helping people that are affected by the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. Site includes two helplines, 1 for sufferers support and a 2nd separate line for family and friends support plus online resources.

A Welsh resource providing details of UK wide self-help groups, helplines and online support sites dedicated to assisting people with eating disorders. Includes helpline contact numbers.

A Gov.UK site highlighting a little know fact that you can be fined up to £1000 for not telling the DVLA about an eating disorder that can affect your ability to safely drive. Site includes forms to help you notify the DVLA including car, motorcycle, lorry, bus and coach drivers with conditions such as anorexia.

Based in Belfast and providing eating disorders information, support and contacts along with survivor stories and family support groups in Northern Ireland.

Provides treatment, recovery and training to overcome compulsive overeating, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia and obesity. Includes workshop details.

Offers information and help on all aspects of eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and related eating disorders. Includes message boards, online shopping and related links.

Highlights a range of eating disorders with their causes and possible treatments and warning signs to look out for.

Offers support, inspiration, education and treatment opportunities for people that have eating disorders. (Non UK site).

Information about a centre in Sheffield specialising in the treatment of eating disorders. Includes news and events plus referral details.

Eating Disorders Support Service offers a national helpline with online support and help sections as well as meetings and workshops. Online, phone and e-mail support options are available for all types of eating disorder.