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Anorexia & Bulimia Care

Anorexia & Bulimia Care supports people who are affected by eating disorders.  This organisation provides a wealth of information for people suffering with eating disorders. They also provide information for their family, friends, parents and carers.

An online community for parents and carers is available, befriending, a helpline, and regional support.

Their helpline provides further information 03000 11 12 13

Option 1 – Support line

Option 2 – Family and friends

If you are suffering from an eating disorder and would like support via email their email address is 

For information regarding the befriending service available please email

If you are a parent, family member or friend of someone suffering from an eating disorder support and advice is also available by email


Beat is an eating disorder charity which aims to improve treatments and services.  It aims to change how eating disorders are thought and talked about, and help people believe eating disorders can be overcome.

Information and support can be accessed via phone, email, text, online message boards and online support groups.  Beat also runs specific projects and provides expert training to health and social care professionals and schools.

Please call their adult helpline on 0808 801 0677 or their youth line on 0808 801 0711. Lines are open 9am-8pm Monday – Friday and 4pm-8pm on Weekends and Bank Holidays.

Boys Get Anorexia Too

Boys Get Anorexia Too aims to provide support, comfort, information and advice for anyone who is concerned about a man’s eating and/or exercise patterns.  Important information is available about the nature of eating disorders and the signs to be aware of.  There is also first-hand experience from men who have had eating disorders.

Eating Disorder Expert

Eating Disorder Expert provides a wealth of information regarding the causes, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.  The website also provides a range of useful and practical advice.


Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders is an international organization of caregivers of eating disorder patients.  FEAST helps families affected by eating disorders by providing a range of information and mutual support.

The organization is run by volunteers.  It promotes evidence-based treatment and advocates for research and education to help people suffering with eating disorders.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

This charity supports men who have been affected by eating disorders.  Its run by men with eating disorders, and also aims to support their families and carers.  MGEDT aims to increase awareness of eating disorders in men and to increase knowledge and understanding.

National Centre for Eating Disorders

The National Centre for Eating Disorders believes in effective support for people affected by eating disorders.  This is achieved via personal, telephone and Skype counselling, professional training courses.  There is also support and advice for carers and friends available, and a network of counsellors and psychotherapists.


Restored is Bournemouth-based.  It aims to support people affected by eating disorders.  A range of services are available including carer supporttraining for professionals who work with people with eating disorders.  They can also provide specialist eating disorder services for schools and colleges.  Nutrition and meal support, counselling and psychotherapy and a recovery group are also offered.


SEED is a voluntary organisation of people with first-hand experience of eating disorders.  They aim to support others who are sharing the same experiences.

Support services available include drop-in support, buddy schemes, workshops and online resources.

The Recovery Course

The Recovery Course is a Twelve Step programme albeit one that focuses on all kinds of addiction from alcohol and drug dependency through to gambling, sex addiction, pornography, self – harming and eating disorders.  It is designed to bring freedom to people who struggle with addiction or any compulsive behaviour.
When: Every Thursday from 7-9.30pm (28th September 2017 to 11th January 2018).
Where: St Swithun’s Church, Gervis Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3ED
Tel: 01202 241077. No referral needed, you can simply turn up.

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