Eating Disorders

Eating disorders include a range of conditions that can affect someone physically, emotionally, psychologically and socially. This includes:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Disordered Eating

If you are concerned about an Eating Disorder

If you are a young person, or the carer of a young person, and are concerned about Eating Disorders please contact your GP as they will be able to work out if a referral to specialist support is required.

A family’s journey through treatment for Anorexia

Featuring one family’s journey through treatment for Anorexia, with input from professionals from CCHP Community CAMHS and the Riverside Adolescent Unit in Bristol, you will hear a family’s experiences in their own words, but with actors playing the family whose voices are heard. Young people suffering from other eating disorders would receive similar treatment, but everyone’s journey is unique.

Download: A Family’s Journey Through Treatment For Anorexia - Transcript

Download: Eating Disorder Resources Credits

Watch and listen to our other Eating Disorder resources

Please explore the links on the left hand side where you can find out more about some of the services for eating disorders that you might come across during your journey from varying perspectives in audio and video, listen to the experiences of another family, and listen to advice if you are just beginning your journey of recovery.

Thank you to the NHS South West Maternity and Children’s Strategic Clinical Network and Barnardo’s HYPE service who jointly funded these video and audio resources on eating disorders.

There are also more videos, stories and useful links on NHS Choices, including information on support, about recognising symptoms in yourself or others, and supporting someone with an Eating Disorder.

Eating Disorders

CCHP - Care Pathways

I think of it as a patient's journey, the care pathway. It means what happens to someone from the moment they or their family perceive that they have a problem, and they seek help in primary care, and it's the things that happen to them along the way - which can be many and surprisingly significant. So even the way someone is treated when they make an appointment at reception is part of the care pathway.

From a GP