At some time most of us will experience dissatisfaction with our body shape or size. This starts to become a problem when an obsession with food begins to dominate an individual’s life, or when they start to use food in a damaging way. There are a variety of types of eating distress. Each has its own symptoms and each may cause different physical problems.
Go to www.niwe.org.uk to access support and to read more about Eating Distress and find information on Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.
Male Eating Disorders Support
Will help men in the North East who have difficulty with their eating habits, weight, food, diet and exercising, and offer details of professional services that can help individuals recover.
Contact Stephen on 01670-850-517
Mind have a host of information on their site including:
What is normal eating, and what isn’t?
What is anorexia nervosa?
What is bulimia nervosa?
What is compulsive eating?
What is binge eating?
Who experiences problems with eating?
What causes eating problems?
How can I get help?
What can I do to help myself?
What can friends and family do?
Rethink Mental Health
If you have an eating disorder, there are serious changes to the way you eat. For example, you may eat far less or overeat. You may be distressed or concerned about your body shape or weight.
This factsheet has information if you have an eating disorder or are worried that you do.
Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)
ABC provides personal advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress. They support sufferers and their family and friends towards full recovery. contact them on telephone number; 01934 710 679 (for people experiencing eating problems) or 01934 710 645 (parents’ helpline)
Dying to be thin
This short documentary explores the issues surrounding eating disorders.
Eating Disorders – A Self Help Guide
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust have developed this self help guide which has been written by local healthcare professionals with contributions from other healthcare staff and service users from Northumberland. Click here and search Eating Disorders to access the guide.
Beating Eating Disorders
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.
Visit their website for information!