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.
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
Book an appointment
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 Group
Fortnightly, Wednesdays 10.30am -12pm
A Zoom based peer support group for anyone 18+ years with an eating disorder or eating distress.
The session is recovery-centred and moderated by ABC support staff. The session will be a safe space to share challenges and successes over the previous two weeks, to learn more about recovery and what it means for you. Participants are invited to speak and share their thoughts to a level that feels right for them. This means you are also very welcome to simply listen and observe.
Places are limited to 8 per session.
NOTE: Our sessions in May are fully booked. Booking for June groups will open soon - please check back for updates.
Please read our Peer Support Group Guidelines and Code of Conduct
If your choice of date is fully booked, email us to be added to the waiting list. Please remember to include your name and preferred date. If we receive cancellations we will invite those on the waiting list to book, on a first-come first-served basis.
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.
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