Eating Problems

Welcome to our Eating Problems self-help page. Here we explain eating problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. This section includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family

What are Eating Problems?

Eating problems are characterised by severe distress or concern about body weight or shape and irregular eating habits. The most common forms of eating problems are Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa. It is estimated, that over 725,000 women and men in the UK are affected by these conditions

Click the leaflet below to find out about more about the types of eating problems, potential causes, self-help techniques, treatment and support available and what friends and family can do to help.

What do people who have experienced eating problems say about them?

Nicole discusses her experience of Anorexia, how she managed to seek help and how treatment helped her to recover 

Dave explains how hearing about other people’s experience of anorexia helped him in his recovery 

Hope shares her experience of spending time in an adolescent psychiatric unit and her journey to overcome anorexia 

Craig shares his experience of coping with bulimia 

Mark discusses his experience of anorexia

Useful Contacts

Anorexia and Bulimia Care 

Overview: Advice and support for anyone affected by an eating disorder
Telephone: 03000 11 12 13

Be Mindful

Overview: Provides information about what mindfulness is, how to practice it, and details of local groups


Overview: Support and information for anyone affected by an eating disorder
Telephone: 0845 634 1414


Overview: A support, online community for anyone affected by mental health problems

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Overview: Information and support for men with eating problems

Overeaters Anonymous 

Overview: Offer support to anyone affected by eating problems
Telephone: 07000 784 985

NHS Choices – Eating Disorders

Overview: Information about eating disorders

Have you checked out our Online Directory? There you will find a vast database of local organisations who offer support and advice across a variety of areas


"Eating Disorders - NHS Choices". N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

"Eating Problems | Mind, The Mental Health Charity - Help For Mental Health Problems". N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

"Eating Disorders | Talking About Mental Health - Episode 11". YouTube. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

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