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, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends. ABC works tirelessly to increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders through talks, training and campaigns for change. 

Our telephone helplines are open from 9:30-5.30pm Tuesday-Friday. 

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  


Urgent Appeal

Our vital fundraising income has fallen significantly due to cancelled events. We urgently need funds to meet increased demand during Coronavirus. 

Fundraising Appeal

 

Calls to our helpline have increased by over 20% since March. Please donate if you can so we can help anyone who needs us right now.

£10 pays for one phone call to our helpline

Donate today


How our support services are affected by Coronavirus

  • Our telephone and email helplines are operating normally at present 

  • Our Support Hub is open every Thursday online via video calling and online chat - open to all

  • Our Befriending service has spaces for those looking for 1-2-1 recovery support 

    Support during Coronavirus


GUIDE: Coping with an Eating Disorder during Coronavirus

Download for tips and suggestions including:

ABC's Guide to Coping with an Eating Disorder during Coronavirus

  • Nutrients to nourish your immune system
  • Ideas for managing isolation and social distancing
  • Managing anxiety levels
  • Suggestions for parents/carers to support a loved one at home or at a distance

 

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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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Urgent Appeal
Urgent Appeal

We urgently need to raise more funds to continue our services during Coronavirus and beyond. £10 means we can answer one call to our helpline. 

Please donate if you can >
Spaces available
Spaces available

A one to one recovery support service linking people with an eating disorder with someone who has recovered. 

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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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“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