We are Anorexia & Bulimia Care

ABC is a national UK eating disorders organisation with over 30 years of experience. We are passionate about people and recovery.

We provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders and eating distress, those struggling personally, and their parents/carers, partners, families and friends. 

Our telephone and email helplines are open from 9:30-5pm Tuesday-Friday.

We also offer other support services including Befriending, online courses, online chat and nutritional guidance. (Please note the availability of some of these services may be impacted by the ongoing impact of Coronavirus). 

In addition, we work tirelessly to increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders through talks, training and campaigns for change. 

In 2019 we received: 14,233 enquiries by phone and email and 89,666 individuals accessed help from our online platforms

Please read our 2019 Impact Report  


We need your help!

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Support during Coronavirus

Our telephone and email helplines are operating normally at present although busier than usual, so please do keep trying if you can't get through first time. The Support Hub is open until Thursday 9th July before closing for a short break and re-opening mid-August. Our Befriending service has spaces for those looking for 1-2-1 recovery support. For full details click below.

Support during Coronavirus



Parent and Carers Online Community

Parent and Carers Online Community

Peer to peer support for you in your caring role. Finding ways forward together.

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Courses For You

Courses For You

Visit our online shop to view all courses available.

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Training for Professionals

Training for Professionals

Online courses for teachers, students, health and fitness professionals.

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Support Hub Online

Support Hub Online

Booked appointments each week via Skype with our Support Hub team. For anyone affected by an eating disorder, all are welcome.

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ABC Ambassadors

ABC Ambassadors

Passionate about raising awareness of eating disorders, our team of volunteers support and represent ABC.

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IMPORTANT SERVICE UPDATE
IMPORTANT SERVICE UPDATE

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, we are making some changes to the Support Hub service.

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Online Recovery Course
Online Recovery Course

An interactive recovery resource including practical tips, goal setting activities, film clips and downloadable materials

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FREE GUIDE
FREE GUIDE

Our Support and Office team have compiled their top tips and practical suggestions for coping with an eating disorder during lockdown

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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