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Eating Disorders

National Helplines and Websites

Beating Eating Disorders (BEAT): 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.There are also online support groups for the family of people with eating disorders.
Website: BEAT
Helpline for adults: 0808 801 0677 (4pm-10pm)
Helpline for young people: 0808 801 0711 (4pm-10pm)


Girl's Health: US Department of Health and Human Services site directed particularly at adolescent young women.
Website: Girl's Health


The Institute of Psychiatry/Maudsley Hospital: has good information and downloadable PDFs on medical complications of eating disorders and is kept up to date with research development.
Website: Institute of Psychiatry/Maudsley Hospital


The National Eating Disorders Organisation: A USA based, very comprehensive site which has a particularly good handout on “what should I say tips for talking to a friend who may be struggling with an eating disorder.”
Website: The National Eating Disorders Organisation


Scottish Eating Disorders Interest Groups: Supporting and connecting people affected by eating disorders in Scotland.
Website: SEDIG


Somerset/Wessex Website: shows what a local area can do with input from health, education and voluntary agencies.
Website: Somerset/Wessex


Groups and Services in Fife

Fife ANITT is an NHS team working with low weight adults with Anorexia Nervosa in Fife. We offer intensive community-based treatment and support to patients with severe or chronic Anorexia Nervosa.Treatment is generally multidisciplinary, and can include medical monitoring, psychological therapy, nutritional input as well as mealtime and social support.

01334 696347- Please call for enquiries, this number is not staffed everyday

External resources

Self-help documents

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