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.
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.)
A Milton Keynes support group for people suffering from eating disorders
Institute of Psychiatry:
www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/sites/edu - an excellent resource for professionals, families, carers, sufferers and friends
http://www.something-fishy.org/ - 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: http://www.anred.com/slf_hlp.html
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).