Body Issues & Eating Disorders

UPDATED 24.10.18
In this section you will find support for:
Body image
Eating Disorders
Healthy living
Obesity

BODY IMAGE

Body Image
http://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/teenagers/health-wellbeing/body-image/ (opens in a new window)
Information for parents about teenage body image issues.

BDD

http://bddfoundation.org/ (opens in a new window)
Support information for those affected by Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Be Real

http://www.berealcampaign.co.uk/home/ (opens in a new window)
Campaigning to change attitudes to body image.

 

EATING DISORDERS

Beat
https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

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)

Email: help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

 

Youthline: 0808 801 0711 (lines open Monday – Friday 12 midday - 8pm, weekends & bank holidays 4pm- 8pm)

Youthline email: fyp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

 

Studentline: 0808 801 0811 (lines open Monday – Friday 12 midday - 8pm, weekends & bank holidays 4pm- 8pm)

Studentline email: studentline@beateatingdisorders.org.uk


The National Centre for Eating Disorders
http://www.eating-disorders.org.uk (opens in a new window)
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)

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

http://mengetedstoo.co.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Offering men support for eating disorders. 

FightEd

https://www.fighted.org/

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 
http://www.youngminds.org.uk (opens in a new window)
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)
Email: parents@youngminds.org.uk

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - CAMHS

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/services_children_young_people(opens in a new window)
Information about mental health services for children and young people.

NHS – Weight Loss Surgery

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/weight-loss-surgery/Pages/Introduction.aspx (opens in a new window)
NHS information on weight loss or bariatric surgery.

Overeaters Anonymous

http://www.oagb.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Supporting compulsive eaters, local groups are listed online. 

Weight Wise

http://www.bdaweightwise.com (opens in a new window)
Weight Wise provide information on taking control of your dieting and eating well.

MumsNet 

http://www.mumsnet.com/teenagers/eating-disorders (opens in a new window)
MumsNet advice to parents of teenagers who have an eating disorder. 

National Obesity Forum

http://www.nationalobesityforum.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
A forum containing information about obesity

HEALTHY LIVING

NHS

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/Healthyeating.aspx(opens in a new window)
NHS information on healthy eating.

NHS - child health

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/childhealth6-15/Pages/Childhealth615home.aspx (opens in a new window)
Information on child health and maintaining a healthy weight.

British Nutrition Foundation - BNF

http://www.nutrition.org.uk (opens in a new window)
BNF provide advice about nutrition. 

Weight Concern

http://www.weightconcern.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Weight Concern offer information on health for anyone overweight or suffering obesity.

Change 4 Life

http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/healthy-eating.aspx (opens in a new window)
NHS Change4Life aims to help people be healthier.

Change 4 Life Wales

http://change4lifewales.org.uk/?lang=en (opens in a new window)

Henry
http://www.henry.org.uk/homepage/ (opens in a new window)
Working with families to help babies and young children have a healthy start in life; aiming to prevent obesity.

Healthier Scotland

http://www.takelifeon.co.uk/ (opens in a new window)

 

Get Active – Northern Ireland

http://www.sportni.net/get-active/


Nutritionist Resource
http://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
An online guide to finding a Nutritionist.

British Dietetic Association

http://www.bda.uk.com/improvinghealth/yourhealth/dietitians(opens in a new window)
Information on the work of dieticians and how they can help with a healthy lifestyle.


GENERAL INFORMATION


NHS – Obesity surgery
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/weight-loss-surgery/Pages/Introduction.aspx

NHS information on weight loss or bariatric surgery.

NHS – Cosmetic Surgery

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cosmetic-surgery/Pages/Availability.aspx (opens in a new window)
Information on availability of cosmetic surgery through the NHS.

British Obesity Surgery Patient Association - BOSPA

http://www.bospauk.org/ (opens in a new window)
Providing information about obesity surgery, featuring an online directory of Bariatric (obesity) Surgeons.

Diabetes UK

http://www.diabetes.org.uk (opens in a new window)
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)
Email: 
careline@diabetes.org.uk

Freelance Dieticians
http://www.freelancedietitians.org/ (opens in a new window)
Database of registered dietitians, and a specialist group of The British Dietetic Association.