Many people with anorexia see themselves as overweight even though they are, in fact, underweight. They often deny that they have a problem with low weight. They weigh themselves frequently, eat small amounts, and only eat certain foods. Some exercise excessively, force themselves to vomit, or use laxatives to produce weight loss.
Complications may include osteoporosis, infertility, and heart damage, among others. Women will often stop having menstrual periods.
For over 25 years, Anorexia & Bulimia Care have provided personal support and assistance for anyone affected by Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and all other types of eating distress.
Anorexia & Bulimia Care, or simply ABC, are for the relief of someone suffering with those eating disorders.
Anorexia & Bulimia Care encourage and assist others to care for sufferers.
Anorexia & Bulimia Care educate, train and advise those caring for sufferers as well as carrying out preventative education.
Anorexia & Bulimia Care promote research into eating disorders and research into treatment and/or cures and to publish the results.
Please visit: AnorexiaBulimiaCare.org.uk
HELPLINE: 03000 11 12 13
Beat is the United Kingdom’s eating disorder charity. Beat begun life in 1989 as the first national charity for people with eating disorders because of a merger of two local charities. Called the Eating Disorders Association, they have grown and developed over time to become Beat.
Beat exist to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. They are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.
Eating disorders are widely misunderstood and stigmatised illnesses, so Beat work to change this at every level. Beat campaign for positive change for people who are suffering so that they can get the help they need and deserve as quickly as possible, because Beat know that the faster they get treatment, the greater their chance of full recovery. Beat run and assist with research to learn more about what causes eating disorders and how best to treat them.
Beat translate the complex and technical into practical guidance for people affected by eating disorders, both sufferers and their friends and families. Beat offer awareness training in schools and workplaces, and a HelpFinder service to help people find treatment in their area. Beat help healthcare professionals to recognise the thoughts and feelings that cause these mental illnesses, rather than focusing on physical symptoms, so that they can provide the best possible care for their patients.
Please visit: BeatEatingDisorders.org.uk
HELPLINE: 0808 801 0677
STUDENTLINE: 0808 801 0811
YOUTHLINE: 0808 801 0711
Rethink Mental Illness' vision is for equality, rights, the fair treatment and maximum quality of life for all those affected by mental illness, their carers, family and friends. As one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness, Rethink Mental Illness are well placed to make a direct impact on the care people receive.
But Rethink Mental Illness have a much larger vision too – to transform at every level the way the nation approaches mental illness. Every year, their diverse range of information and support helps tens of thousands of people get through crises, live independently and feel that they do not have to face mental illness alone.
Please visit: Rethink.org.uk