Find out about eating disorders and support in Southwark and nationally for anyone that is affected by them, of any age.
What eating disorders are
An eating disorder is a complex mental illness. They can be a way of coping with feelings or situations that are making the person unhappy, angry, depressed, stressed or anxious. Anyone, no matter what their age, gender, culture or background, can develop one.
If someone has an eating disorder they will have an unhealthy relationship with food. This may be eating too much or too little food. It can be frightening to realise that you or someone you know may have an eating disorder.
If you believe that you need help, talk to your GP or contact the services below.
Get help for eating disorders in Southwark
The NHS run eating disorder services for adults and children. Find out more about:
- adult eating disorder services from the South London and Maudsley and how to access them
- children’s eating disorder services from the South London and Maudsley and how to access them
National support services for eating disorders
BEAT is a UK charity that gives information and support to children and adults affected by eating disorders. They have online support groups, peer support and message boards. Their helplines are open 365 days a year.
Anorexia & Bulimia Care gives ongoing care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders and eating distress. - call their helpline on 03000 11 12 13 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated: 04 July 2023