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Eating disorders

An eating disorder is when you have a difficult relationship with food. This could involve not eating enough, eating too much and thinking about your appearance and body negatively.

Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, worksheets, organisations, videos, apps, podcasts, videos, organisations and service in East Lothian that can help you better understand eating disorders and support you on your way to recovery.

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Here are some factsheets that can help you better understand what eating disorders are, the causes and what support is available.

Information on different types of eating disorders from Beat

Factsheet on eating problems for young people from Young Minds

NHS Inform factsheets:

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information if you have, or are supporting someone with an eating disorder.

Recovery information from Beat

Help and treatment information from Beat

Get Self-help’s section on eating disorders:

Recovery and self-care information from Mind

Tips on supporting someone with an eating disorder from Help Guide


Here are some worksheets and activities you can try in your own time.

Resources from the Centre for Clinical Interventions  

Workbooks on disordered eating  

Change Process Balance sheet  

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to eating disorders:

Beat Eating Disorders

National Centre for Eating Disorders


If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you – Eastspace service directory

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