Eating Disorders & Body Issues

UPDATED 23.04.2020
In this section you will find support for:
Body image
Eating Disorders
Healthy living


Body Image
Information for parents about teenage body image issues.

Support information for those affected by Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Be Real
Campaigning to change attitudes to body image.




Beat offer support for all eating disorders including anorexia and compulsive overeating. 
Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677 (lines open Monday – Friday 12 midday - 8pm, weekends & bank holidays 4pm- 8pm)
Youthline: 0808 801 0711 (lines open Monday – Friday 12 midday - 8pm, weekends & bank holidays 4pm- 8pm)
Youthline email:
Studentline: 0808 801 0811 (lines open Monday – Friday 12 midday - 8pm, weekends & bank holidays 4pm- 8pm) 
Studentline email:

The National Centre for Eating Disorders
Offering counselling and support for eating disorders, including obesity, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.
Information line: 0845 838 2040 (lines open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm)

Supports families in Northern Ireland affected by eating disorders. They advise and equip family members to help them aid their loved ones recovery.

Young Minds
Young Minds provide support on a range of mental health issues for young people up to the age of 25, and their families. 
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (lines open Monday - Friday 9.30 -4pm)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - CAMHS
Information about mental health services for children and young people.

NHS – Weight Loss Surgery
NHS information on weight loss or bariatric surgery.

Overeaters Anonymous
Supporting compulsive eaters, local groups are listed online. 

Weight Wise
Weight Wise provide information on taking control of your dieting and eating well.

MumsNet advice to parents of teenagers who have an eating disorder. 

National Obesity Forum
A forum containing information about obesity


NHS information on healthy eating.

NHS - child health
Information on child health and maintaining a healthy weight.

British Nutrition Foundation - BNF
BNF provide advice about nutrition. 

Weight Concern
Weight Concern offer information on health for anyone overweight or suffering obesity.

Change 4 Life
NHS Change4Life aims to help people be healthier.

Working with families to help babies and young children have a healthy start in life; aiming to prevent obesity.

Healthier Scotland 

Get Active – Northern Ireland

Nutritionist Resource
An online guide to finding a Nutritionist.

British Dietetic Association
Information on the work of dieticians and how they can help with a healthy lifestyle.


NHS – Obesity surgery

NHS information on weight loss or bariatric surgery.

NHS – Cosmetic Surgery
Information on availability of cosmetic surgery through the NHS.

British Obesity Surgery Patient Association - BOSPA
Providing information about obesity surgery, featuring an online directory of Bariatric (obesity) Surgeons.

Diabetes UK
Support information about living with diabetes, including online support for children and young people.
Careline: 0345 123 2399 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am-5.45pm)

Freelance Dieticians
Database of registered dietitians, and a specialist group of The British Dietetic Association.