Help For You
We are here to listen to any worries that you may have about eating disorders or disordered eating and to provide practical support and guidance towards recovery. There are a number of ways you can access our free support.
Meet our helpline team and find out more about their personal and professional experience of eating disorders, and see below for ways to get in touch.
Call our Helplines on 03000 11 12 13
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
Book a support appointment
Zoom - Pip's Place Online - every Tuesday 9am - 4pm. Read more about Pip's Place Online
Skype video call, telephone call or online chat - Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 2 - 4pm
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We aim to respond to all emails as soon as possible but please note this might not be the day it is received. We are a small team responding to a lot of requests for support and therefore appreciate your understanding.
Peer-Led Support Groups
Fortnightly, Tuesdays 10am -11.30am
We run two support groups on Zoom - one for those affected personally by an eating disorder and one for family/friends or carers. The groups run on alternate Tuesday mornings as part of Pip's Place Online and are open to those aged 18+ and based in the UK. With a maximum of 8 people per breakout room, our support groups are self-guided and moderated by our support team and assisted by volunteers.
More info & book a place
Coping with an eating disorder during Coronavirus
We know many people with eating disorders and their families will be finding this situation extremely tough. Our team has put together our top tips and ideas for coping with social distancing, isolation and the impact on meals, food and exercising. The guide includes information for both individuals, their families and loved ones.
Download your copy
'First Steps to Recovery'
If you are thinking about your journey to recovery, but aren't sure what that actually looks like or where to start, our online recovery course will help.
The interactive programme is based on the psychological theory of change and will enable you to really think about recovery and what it means for you.
With practical suggestions from those who have recovered, goal setting activities, film clips and downloadable materials the course aims to give you the knowledge, encouragement and tools needed to help you on your recovery journey.
You can work through the resource as often as you like in private or with a friend, family member or counsellor. The downloadable materials can be used on an ongoing basis.
It takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete but may take longer depending on your learning approach and needs.
Also suitable for carers, therapists and other health professionals supporting someone towards recovery from an eating disorder.
As a small national charity, to help meet the course administration costs, we charge a one-off registration fee of £15.00* You can purchase the course here.
*ABC Training Bursary Scheme: should your financial circumstances prevent you from accessing our online courses, you can apply for free access through this scheme. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nutrition for eating disorders - a new online course
A fully interactive course written by a dietitian experienced in treating eating disorders and featuring lived experience recovery examples and guidance.
To register your interest, please email email@example.com and we will let you know once it is available.
Resources & Books
The Parents Guide to Eating Disorders by Jane Smith
This book provides practical advice for parents and draws on Jane’s personal experience of helping her daughter through an eating disorder as well as many case studies from the families ABC has helped over the years.
Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery by Dr Kate Middleton
Writing from her experience of working with sufferers and drawing extensively on case histories, Dr Middleton explains what eating disorders are and why we develop them. Crucially, she offers guidance for setting out on the road to recovery.
For our full range of books and courses, please visit our online shop.
Calendar icon made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com