We are Anorexia
& Bulimia Care

ABC is a national UK eating disorders organisation with over 25 years of experience.

We provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders. We support and care for those struggling personally and resource and equip parents, families, friends and professionals.

ABC works tirelessly to increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders through talks, training and campaigns for change. We are passionate about people and recovery.

Please Save Our Helplines. Click Here To Make A Donation Today

Your generosity has so far raised £25,000 this year BUT we have a shortfall of £15,000

"I wouldn't be here if you hadn't helped me receive the inpatient support I needed and for that I will be forever grateful to ABC. I wanted to really thank you for saving my life, and I don't say that lightly. I hope other people find your help when they really need it like I did." Claire

  • ABC is the UK’s only national eating disorder helpline service operating 5 days a week

  • In 2014 our helplines received 11,742 requests for help

  • This year we've already received a 37% increase in calls

  • We are available every working day each week, 9am – 5pm

  • It costs £40,000 a year to run ABC's vital helplines

Each year our helplines save lives and safeguard the physical and mental health of thousands of people, just like Claire. We support people from 10 to 70; men, women, boys, girls and their parents, partners and those in caring roles. Eating disorders are life-threatening conditions that claim more lives by suicide than any other mental health condition.

Who do you turn to when you need help? What would you do if they weren’t there? Your donation will ensure that our callers never need to cope alone without the help of ABC.

Please donate today and save our helplines. Thank you.

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Training

Training

Training is a fundamental part of ABC's preventative work, equipping professionals with the tools to best support people struggling with eating disorders. It's through learning to recognise the signs, symptoms and causes of eating disorders that we can help prevent eating disorders from developing and claiming lives. 

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Working In Partnership

Working In Partnership

At ABC we believe that a joined-up approach to care and treatment results in the best support for people struggling with eating disorders and their families. We endorse this belief by working alongside organisations, services and companies to raise awareness and promote better understanding. 

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Get Connected

Get Connected

To keep updated with our work, campaigns and latest projects, you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and E-news. You can also become a part of our community via HealthUnlocked, the social network for health. 

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ABC Ambassadors

ABC Ambassadors

You are the people who enable us to support thousands of people and their families each year! If you're passionate about raising awareness of eating disorders and the work we do, we want to hear from you!

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ABC NEWS FEED

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“For me recovery is about being out of your safe zone and feeling proud and liberated, forgetting the former shadow of yourself and re-inventing a new identity.”

Imogen, 25

“I never thought I would cope with my body changing during pregnancy but I’m stronger than I think I am and I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved.”

Kate, 32

“At the age of 57 I consider recovery a turning-point, enabling me to enjoy a full, active life which is no longer dominated by anxieties about food and weight.”

Olwen, 57

“You don’t have to be ready to recover, you just have to not want to spend one more day or one more hour or one more minute living like you are.”

Rachel, 41

“I've come a long way, to me recovery means freedom and being at peace with yourself. As you recover you start to feel real happiness - better than any you can get from starving or losing weight because it is REAL - and it's amazing.”

Maddy, 21

“To me, recovery is the effort each day towards a life where food is not an enemy, simply a nice accompaniment to a full lifestyle.”

Freya, 15