1.25 million people in the UK are living with an eating disorder.

An eating disorder is a condition where a person experiences an unhealthy attitude towards food, weight and body image. It can involve eating too much or too little, or feeling obsessed with weight and body shape.

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses and it’s usually very difficult for people with eating disorders to get better on their own, so it’s important that you or the person you know finds professional help and support as soon as possible.

2nd-8th March 2020 marks Eating Disorder Awareness Week. BEAT is using this week to recognise the role that families and carers play in the recovery of those with eating disorders, the impact eating disorders can have on them too, and the work that must be done to ensure they have the support they need to look out for both their loved one and themselves.

BEAT’s free and confidential Helpline services provide support and information 365 days a year, from 12pm-8pm during the week, and 12pm-4pm on weekends and bank holidays. Helpline for over 18s 0808 801 0677 (UK). Youthline for under 25s 0808 801 0811 (UK). Studentline 0808 801 0711 (UK).

If you or a loved one would like to find out more about treatment for eating disorders at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, please contact us at hello@thefitzroviaclinic.com.