Recognising an eating disorder

If you think you may have an eating disorder, or that a friend or loved one has an eating disorder, try to talk to a GP, or perhaps a teacher or a friend, as soon as possible.

The national charity b-eat runs helplines which give support and information, and can give suggestions on how to approach your GP.
Helpline 0845 634 1414
Youthline 0845 634 7650

It’s important that the diagnosis is made by a doctor.

Research suggests that the earlier treatment is sought, the better the chance of recovery.