Supporting someone with an eating disorder
Common questions about helping support a friend or loved one with an eating disorder.Watch the Student Minds Q&A
Mind: Talking about mental health
Shaista, Dave, Lilith and Olivia talk about their experience of eating problems such as anorexia, restrictive eating, binging and purging.Watch the Mind video
NHS Choices: Eating disorders
Mind resource: Eating problems
Royal College of Psychiatrists: Eating disorders
Beat: Recovery guide
Beat: Guide to understanding eating disorders
Student Minds blog: anorexia myth busting
Blog: Experience of an eating disorder
Student Minds: Eating disorder awareness week
Men Get Eating Disorders Too
Supporting men with eating disorders, carers and families to get their voices heard.Read more about the MGEDT charity
Sheffield SU: Students talk about eating disorders
Mental health videos: Seven bulimia facts
Mental health videos: Overweight - eating disorder
TEDx talk: A man's battle with anorexia
Crash Course video: Eating and body dysmorphic disorders
BBC Radio 4 programme: Explaining anorexia
What does recovery from eating disorders look like?
Student Minds: Q and A supporting someone with an eating disorder
- E-therapy for eating disorders: review finds lack of evidence for digital treatment or prevention (National Elf Service article)
- Kings College London eating disorders research group
- Beat: the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.
Self-compassion can help people that frequently experience shame and self-criticism.
People often need professional treatment to recover from an eating disorder. We would recommend you to contact your GP to get support as soon as you can.
- NHS Choices: Find GP services
- TheSite.org: Treatment for eating disorders
- Beat helpline and peer support groups. Beat is the UK's leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape
- Anytime Advice Line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for all Plymouth University students.
If something is causing you concern, is upsetting or distressing you, then it may help to talk about it in a safe environment.
If you are a partnership student please find out what support your institution offers.
For students studying on the Plymouth and Truro campus, you can seek support and professional advice from: