Anorexia & Eating Disorders: Help for Sufferers
I think I might have Anorexia and don’t know what to do
If you think you might have Anorexia, speak to somebody you trust. Don’t leave it till later because the sooner you get help the better. This might be a relative, friend, or somebody else - a teacher for example. Make an appointment to see your GP, and ask this person to go with you. You can also contact one of the Helplines below:
Anorexia & Bulimia Care is a Christian organisation for those suffering with Anorexia. Call their trained and compassionate staff to talk about your worries in a safe and confidential environment. This service operates 9am - 5pm on weekdays. You can also them. Anorexia & Bulimia Care Sufferer Helpline: 03000 11 12 13 (Option 2)
Young Minds has a really helpful page on what to do if you think you have Anorexia. YoungMinds is a charity for young people but the information and advice is useful to people of all ages. It explains what questions your GP might ask you and what kind of treatment you might get through the NHS. You can also download a leaflet here.
I have Anorexia and am looking for advice and support
Anorexia & Bulimia Care is a Christian organisation dedicated to providing advice and support. Visit their website or call Anorexia & Bulimia Care’s trained and compassionate staff for information about local support groups, counseling and to talk about your difficulties in a safe and confidential environment. This service operates from 9am to 5pm on weekdays. You can also them. Anorexia & Bulimia Care Sufferer Helpline: 03000 11 12 13 (Option 2)
‘Eating Disorders: The Quest for Thinness’ by Edward Welch. This booklet, published by CCEF (Christian Counselling & Educational Foundation), offers a truly helpful Christian perspective on Anorexia. The first half of this booklet is available through this link. The complete booklet is available to purchase here.
ToBeHonest a great blog from Anorexia & Bulimia Care.
A New Name is a website and blog written by Emma Scriviner, a Christian who has suffered and recovered from Anorexia. Her story is encouraging, but is sometimes uncomfortably honest. You can read the short version on her website, or order her book, also from her website.
SEED (Support and Empathy for people with Eating Disorders) is a regional support and self-help group run by people who have first hand experience of eating disorders. For information about their support groups, self help groups, buddy scheme, carers’ workshops, and confidence building workshops, visit their website or contact them on 01482 718130, email
MGEDT (Men get eating disorders too) is national charity dedicated to representing and supporting the needs of men with eating disorders. Visit their website for more information.