A national UK charity that gives information, help and support for people affected by eating disorders. They have online support groups, peer support, message boards, and helplines. They also have a search facility for support groups and eating disorder services. This is called Helpfinder.
Adult helpline: 0808 801 0677 (3pm – 10pm, 365 days a year)
Youthline: 0808 801 0711 (3pm – 10pm, 365 days a year)
Adult email: firstname.lastname@example.org (over 18)
Youthline email: email@example.com (under 18)
The New Maudsley Approach
This website has materials and tools to help parents and carers of people with eating disorders to manage their caring role effectively and with less stress.
Anorexia and Bulimia Care
An organisation which gives on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders.
Eating Disorders Support
A charity that gives help and support to anyone affected by an eating problem. Support is offered through their helpline, email support and a self-help group in Buckinghamshire.
National Centre for Eating Disorders
An independent organisation set up to support the person with the eating disorder. They offer solutions for all eating problems. They give information and counselling.
Phone: 0845 838 2040
Men Get Eating Disorders Too (MGEDT)
Offers support for men with eating disorders, their carers and families. They provide information, online peer support, and a face-to-face support groups in London and Sussex.
The Recover Clinic
A team of women who give care and advice to those suffering with eating disorders, as well as Body Dysmorphic Disorder. This is not an NHS clinic, so you have to pay for treatment.
Rethink Mental Illness
Find out more about a wide range of mental health conditions, treatment and supports options.
Rethink Advice and Information Service: 0300 5000 927 (9:30am – 1pm Monday to Friday)
SASH (London Social Anxiety Self-Help Groups)
If you live in Scotland
Support in Mind Scotland
For all conditions and further support in Scotland.
PASS – Patient and Advice Support Service
Phone: 0800 917 2127
MWCS – Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
MWCS protect and promote the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions. The Commission provides information and advice on rights/welfare in mental health, learning disability and related conditions to service users, carers and medical staff.
LSA – Legal Services Agency
Legal Services Agency (LSA) is a Law Centre and Charity which provides skilled legal advice, assistance and representation to vulnerable people and those who would otherwise find it difficult to get legal advice.
It has experience in areas of law that other solicitors don`t deal with. The strong commitment to social justice means it believes everyone should have the right expert on their side when things go wrong.
SIAA – Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
A membership organisation that has the overall aim of ensuring that Independent Advocacy is available to any vulnerable person in Scotland. Independent Advocacy safeguards people who are vulnerable and discriminated against or whom services find difficult to serve, empowering people who need a stronger voice by enabling them to express their own needs and make their own decisions
You can check to see if there are any support groups for carers in your area, such the Carers Trust Scotland. You can do a postcode search on this page – www.carers.org/country/carers-trust-scotland
ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland)
Is a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing in Scotland.
If you live in Wales
Hafal are Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness and their carers. Covering all areas of Wales, Hafal is an organisation managed by the people we support: individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.
Phone – 01792 816 600/832 400
NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day.
Phone: 0845 46 47 / 111 (For 0845 2p per minute, 111 free)
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
MIND (Wales info line)
We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Community Advice and Listening Line (CALL)
Offers emotional support and information/literature on Mental Health and related matters to the people of Wales. Anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend can access the service. C.A.L.L. Helpline offers a confidential listening and support service.
Phone: 0800 132 737 Freephone (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or text ‘help’ to 81066
Meic is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales.
Phone – 080880 23456 or text 84001 Freephone
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