Help and advice

If you, or someone you know, is suffering from an eating disorder the following websites, organisations and books have been recommended by NHS MK.

NHS Direct
Tel: 0845 4647 (24hr)
Advice from a nurse on all health topics. 

Beat (formerly the Eating Disorders Association)
Helpline: 0845 634 1414 (Mon- Fri, 10:30-8.30pm, and Saturday 1.00- 4:30pm.
Beat Youth Helpline: 0845 634 7650 (Mon- Fri, 4.00-6.30pm and Saturday: 1.00-4:30 pm.)

BalancED MK
A Milton Keynes support group for people suffering from eating disorders

Institute of Psychiatry: - an excellent resource for professionals, families, carers, sufferers and friends

Something Fishy: - an excellent website with an abundance of resources relating to eating disorders, all promoting recovery

Bodywhys - The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland
Tel: 01 2834963
Helpline: 1890 200 444

Mental Health Ireland
Provides help to those who are mentally ill and promotes positive mental health 

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders (ANRED).
Self-help tips:

Recommended Reading

Breaking free from anorexia nervosa: a survival guide for families, friends and sufferers by Janet Treasure (Psychology Press). 

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia: how to help by M. Duker & R. Slade (Open University Press).

Eating Disorders: A parents' guide by Rachel Bryant-Waugh and Brian Lask (Penguin Books).

Bulimia Nervosa and Binge eating: A guide to recovery by P. J. Cooper and Christopher Fairbairn (Constable and Robinson). 

Overcoming binge eating by Christopher Fairburn (Guildford Press). 

Getting better BITE by BITE: A survival kit for sufferers of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders by Janet Treasure and Ulrike Schmidt (Hove Psychology Press).