In the UK:
Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) –
A national eating disorder charity that has a full-time helpline for anyone who is struggling, or caring for someone, with any form of eating disorder. The charity also provides training and education to schools, universities, the workplace, and NHS trusts. Every November they have an action month during which ABC campaigns for better resources available to help understand and combat eating disorders. The action month has been launched at the Houses of Parliament for the last four years.
A national eating disorder charity that offers helpline services most evenings of the week. The charity also provides education and support and continues to raise awareness of eating disorders.
The UK’s student mental health charity offers support groups within university settings covering a range of mental-health issues, including eating disorders.
Finding a Health Professional
It is best that you talk to your medical practitioner for a recommendation of a registered, qualified counsellor, psychologist, psychotherapist or dietitian in your area. The following links are of reliable directories of qualified mental and nutritional health providers in the UK.
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In the US:
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) –
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and is the leading non-profit in this area. Their helpline is a useful first stop for anyone worried about an eating disorder.
Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (The Alliance)
This agency aims to connect people seeking help for eating disorders with resources and information to assist them in their recovery. They offer workshops and presentations, free support groups for those struggling and for their loved ones, advocacy for eating disorders and mental health legislation, national toll-free phone help-line, and referrals, support and mentoring services.
Eating Disorder HOPE
This umbrella organisation offers hope, information and resources to people with various eating disorders, their family members, and treatment providers. They can help refer you to eating disorder organisations and services in your state.