Media Updates

Eating Disorders in the News

March 2017 - New research has found that stimulating the brain with electricity may reduce symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa, click here to read the full article.

May 2017 - Research conducted by King's College London identifies a genetic variant for Anorexia Nervosa. This supports ABC's view that eating disorders are caused by the complex interplay of biological, social and psychological factors. Please click here to read the full article.

Working With The Media

We are passionate about raising awareness of eating disorders and highlighting the complexities of these multi-faceted illnesses. For this reason, we actively work with the Media to produce journalism that accurately and responsibly reports on the subject of eating disorders and related self-harm.

How to get in contact with ABC regarding a media enquiry

Please contact Jane Smith CEO via email at jane@anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk for comment and liaise with her PA Catherine.

We will try to respond within 24 hours, but please be aware due to the nature of our work, this isn’t always possible

We ask that as a first point of contact, you email us with your request and outline the following details:

Format of the piece: TV, radio, print. 

ABC’s offices are near to the BBC West and BBC Radio Bristol Broadcasting House, situated on Whiteladies Road and live radio interviews are often recorded here with a member of the ABC team

The aim of the piece and how it will be publicised 

Whether an official comment is needed

Your deadline for the piece and when it will be released

Whether you require a case study*

How ABC’s details will be displayed 

Whether you require a logo and if so, in what format

A Note on Case Studies

Due to the very sensitive nature of our work, we ask that you include in your email request, answers to the following questions:

Do you need someone who can be identified by their real name, or can they remain anonymous?

Is a photo of the person necessary?

Are you looking for a person with a specific experience – including, the type of eating disorder, gender, actively struggling or in recovery, a sibling or parent perspective 

Are you looking to contact the person directly or are you willing to go through ABC?

For more information on reporting on eating disorders, download our Media Factsheet