If you’re worried someone you care about is showing the signs of an eating disorder, the first step is to talk to them and encourage them to seek help.
We know it can be difficult to raise the issue with them. Beat have a useful guide with some things you can do when talking to someone you’re worried about
Where to find more information and support
Beat are the UK’s eating disorder charity and they have a wide range of resources and support available
- Worried about a pupil
- Tips Poster – spotting the first signs of symptoms of an eating disorder
- Worried about a loved one
- Free Training for parents and carers
Beat also provide online and telephone support for children & young people and for anyone who’s worried about someone they care for www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
Feast (Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders) are a are a global community of parents and carers, and those who support parents and carers in families affected by eating disorders. They provide a range of resources and support. www.feast-ed.org/
Find support in Greater Manchester
If you know somebody who has an eating disorder or who you think might have an eating disorder there is support out there for you.
In Greater Manchester we have three community eating disorder services who provide care and support to children and young people with an eating disorder. They also offer advice and support to families, carers, and those who work with, or support, a child or young person. Services aim to promote the early detection and treatment of eating disorders through a combination of one-to-one support and family therapy, along with support from a qualified dietitian.
Download our flyer for more information Children and young people with suspected eating disorders 28 January 2022