Help & Advice: Eating Disorders

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BEAT, national eating disorder charity with information advice and helpline
Helpline 0808 801 0677
Under-18s Youthline 0808 801 0711
Beat also offers Echo peer coaching 

The Hub of Hope, a national mental health database of organisations and charities across the country who offer local advice and support. Includes a Talk Now button connecting users directly to the Samaritans 

NHS advice and information about eating disorders

🔊 Listen to Raising Teens: Eating Disorders

🔊 Hear Lola’s extended interview with a teen who has experienced an eating disorder.

Eating disorders can manifest themselves in many ways: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder – and shades in between. Anorexia is a frightening illness and has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Why does this issue mainly affect girls? Are boys who work out at the gym also affected? How can parents spot the signs and find ways to get help for their teen?

Our guests were Tom Quinn from eating disorder charity BEAT, campaigner and author Hope Virgo, nurse and consultant Mary Kemp, and Nicky, the parent of a teen that had an eating disorder.