Organisations well-placed to offer help and advice if you suffer from eating problems.


Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)

Advice and support for anyone affected by eating problems.

03000 11 12 13

Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

Information about family therapy, including a directory of therapists.


Under 18s helpline, webchat and online support groups for people with eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.

0808 801 0711 (youthline)

0808 801 0811 (studentline)

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Information about cognitive behavioural therapy and related treatments, including details of accredited therapists.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.

Overeaters Anonymous Great Britain

Local support groups for people with eating problems.


Confidential support for under-35s at risk of suicide and others who are concerned about them.

0800 068 41 41

07786 209697 (text)


Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk.

116 123 (freephone)

Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 90 90, Stirling FK8 2SA

Student Minds

Mental health charity that supports students.


Information and support for people affected by stillbirth, miscarriage and premature birth.


Committed to improving the mental health of babies, children and young people, including support for parents and carers.

0808 802 5544 (parents helpline)

85258 (crisis messenger service, text YM + your message)