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Eating Disorders

National Helplines

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.
Website: BEAT
Helpline for adults: 0845 634 1414
Email for adults: help@b-eat.co.uk
Youthline:  0845 634 7650
email under 25s: fyp@b-eat.co.uk

Girl's Health: the 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

NHS Health Scotland: offers a number of leaflets on aspects of mental health and wellbeing, including eating disorders.
Website: NHS Health Scotland

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

The Royal College of Psychiatrists: offers leaflets in English and Chinese for patients, their families and friends and teachers, plus links to other organisations.
Website: Royal College of Psychiatrists/Information for public about eating disorders

Scottish Eating Disorders Interest Groups.
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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