Here are some useful links offering support and advice:
NHS - healthy eatingInformation on healthy eating.
British Nutrition Foundation - BNF BNF provide information about nutrition and healthy eating for everyone, from pregnancy to old age.
Beat Youthline For the under 25's Helpline for anyone over 18: 0845 634 1414 (weekdays 10.30am - 8.30pm, Saturdays 1pm - 4.30pm) Telephone 0845 634 7650 (lines open Monday - Friday 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm - 4.30pm). Text: 07786 20 18 20 (aiming to reply within 24 hours) Email: email@example.com
Eating Disorders UK Offering private counselling for compulsive dieters and anyone with an eating disorder, including obesity, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Information line: 0845 838 2040 (lines open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm)
Overeaters AnonymousOffering support and advice for eating disorders; a list of local support groups in the UK is available online.
Weight Concern AnonymousProviding information about obesity health issues and campaigning for better prevention and treatment.
Disordered Eating Information for anyone with a poor body image that makes them anxious about the way they look
The International Size Acceptance Association - ISAA ISAA aim to promote acceptance regardless of weight or body size.
Weight Wise Offering advice on eating, losing weight and controlling your diet.
British Heart Foundation - BHF Offering information and advice to help reduce the risk of a heart or circulatory related illness, also supporting anyone living with a heart condition. The helpline is staffed by cardiac nurses / information officers and aims to support medical advice given by a GP or consultant. Helpline: 0300 330 3311 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
Smokefree Free NHS advice to help stop smoking.
Net Mums - Postnatal Depression Information and support for postnatal depression.
Samaritans If you're feeling emotionally distressed and need someone to talk to, you can phone at any time of day or night. Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (lines open 24 hours every day) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patient UK Provides information on surgery for obesity, plus suitability, what is involved and any dangers.
BOSPA - British Obesity Surgery Patient Association Providing support and information to patients considering obesity surgery, a directory of Bariatric (obesity) Surgeons is available online.
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