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Eating Disorder

Eating Disorders are lethal and they kill.  All forms of eating disorders are dangerous. So Please Seek Help and Go for Recovery.

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It is important to note that Eating Disorders usually cannot be treated by only one provider using one approach. A common approach to treatment is to use the treatment team approach. This team is usually comprised of a nutritionist, psychiatrist, physician and a counseling practitioner. Using Islamic Healing approaches is just one of many promising treatments to help treat the complexity of Eating Disorders.

 

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Below is a list of some charities, support groups and helplines that you may find helpful.

 

Australia

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Butterfly National Helpline

Phone: 1800 33 4673

Email: support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Online Chat: Click here to chat online with someone.

Butterfly’s National Helpline and Online Chat provide free, confidential support for anyone with a question about eating disorders or negative body image, including sufferers, carers, family and friends, teachers, employers and more. The service can provide

  • Personalised support and coping strategies
  • Information on understanding eating disorders
  • Guidance on treatment options
  • Information on available services in your area
  • Connections with other services and specialists.

The National Helpline and Online Chat service are open Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST daylight savings adjusted (except national/major public holidays).

 

Emergency help

If you are in a crisis situation, need immediate medical assistance or are at risk of harming yourself please contact:

Emergency Services
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Lifeline Australia
13 11 14

Kids Helpline
1800 55 1800

Other Support Organisations

The following eating disorders support organisations in each state are not crisis assistance but will be able to provide support specific to eating disorders and advice on where to seek help in your local area.

New South Wales

The Butterfly Foundation
Helpline: 1800 33 4673

Phone: 02 9412 4499
Fax: 02 8090 8196
Email: support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
Website: www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
Address: 103 Alexander St, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders (CEDD)
CEDD is an academic and service support centre based in Sydney.
Phone: 02 9515 6040
Fax: 02 9515 6442
Website: www.cedd.org.au

Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV)
The Eating Disorders Victoria is a non-profit organisation which aims to support those affected by eating disorders and to better inform the community about disordered eating. The EDV helpline operates from Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm.
Telephone: 1300 550 236
Website: www.eatingdisorders.org.au
Email: help@eatingdisorders.org.au

Queensland

Eating Disorders Association Inc Queensland
The Eating Disorders Association Inc (Qld) is a non-discriminatory, non-profit organisation. The Eating Disorders Association is funded by the Mental Health Branch of Disability Services Queensland, to provide information, support and referral services for the state of Queensland, Australia.
Telephone: (07) 3394 3661
Fax: (07) 3394 3663
Website: www.eda.org.au
Email: admin@eda.org.au

The Eating Issues Centre 
The Eating Issues Centre works with people over 17 with serious eating issues such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating.
Telephone: (07) 3844 6055
Fax: (07) 3844 6466
Website: http://www.eatingissuescentre.org.au/
Email: info@eatingissuescentre.org.au

Western Australia

Women’s Health Works
Women’s Health Works is a non-profit community organisation that provides a range of education, information and support services to women, including self help groups for people experiencing an eating disorder.
Telephone: (08) 9300 1566
Fax: (08) 9300 1699
Website: www.womenshealthworks.org.au
Email: infojoondalup@whfs.org.au

Mental Health Carers NSW (previously ARAFMI)
Mental Healh Carers is a non-profit community based organisation that provides information and support for families and friends of people with mental health issues, including: family support counselling, support group program advocacy, respite and community education.
Telephone: 1300 554 660
Website: http://www.arafmi.org/
Email: admin@arafmi.org

South Australia

Centacare: PACE
PACE supports individuals living with panic anxiety, obsessive compulsive and eating disorders and those that support them. Services include telephone support, face to face counselling and referral pathways.
Telephone: 1800 809 304
Email: pace@centacare.org.au
Website: http://programs.centacare.org.au/pace/

Eating Disorders Association of South Australia (EDASA)
EDASA is a non government, not for profit incorporated association based in South Australia providing practical advice, empathic support and guidance for those affected by eating disorders in South Australia.
Email: info@eatingdisorderssa.org.au
Website: www.edasa.org.au

Tasmania

Mental Health Carers TAS (previously ARAFMI)
Phone: 03 6228 7448 (South), 03 6349 1121 (North), 03 6441 5280 (North West)
Email: admin@mentalhealthcarerstas.org.au
Website: www.arafmitas.org.au

Northern Territory

Top End Mental Health Services
Provides specialist clinical mental health services to clients in the Top End, including the Darwin/Palmerston, Darwin Remote, Katherine and East Arnhem Regions.
Phone: 08 8999 4988
Fax: 08 8999 4999
Website: http://www.health.nt.gov.au/

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International Hospital of Bahrain

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icon-drivingBuilding No. 1140 Road 80
Jidhafs Town 426, Kingdom of Bahrain
(Opposite Jidhafs Technical School off Budaiya Highway)
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icon-mailbox PO Box 1084 Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain
Appointment Booking
Please complete the Appointment request form
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Website: http://www.ihb.net

 

 

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UK

Beat
Beat is the world’s largest eating disorders charity. It provides support and information to anyone affected by eating disorders, including sufferers, their family members and friends, professionals and anyone who wants to find out more about eating disorders.
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk
Helplines:
icon-telephoneBeat Adult Helpline (over 18s)  0845 634 1414  (Monday to Friday, 10.30am-8.30pm; Saturday, 1.00pm-4.30pm)
or email help@b-eat.co.uk
Beat Youthline (for those aged 25 or under)  icon-telephone0845 634 7650  (Monday to Friday, 4.30pm-8.30pm; Saturday, 1.00pm-4.30pm)
or email fyp@b-eat.co.uk

Beat offers a callback service, so that you can save the cost of the call. The Youthline also offers a text service – text ‘call back’ to  07786 201820  for a free callback. They aim to return calls within 24 hours and during Youthline opening hours.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

‘Men Get Eating Disorders Too’ is an award-winning charitable organisation seeking to raise awareness of eating disorders in men so that they are able to recognise their symptoms and access support when they need it.
The website provides essential information that is specific to the unique needs of men and an online space for them to get their voices heard. It also offers peer support via a forum.

Website: mengetedstoo.co.uk/

Samaritans
A confidential listening service for people who are suicidal or in despair. Sometimes what you’d really like is someone just to listen without judging you. Maybe then you’d figure out the answer yourself, or at least have got a load off your mind. That’s what the Samaritans are here for.
Website: www.samaritans.org.uk
icon-telephone  08457 909090  (24hrs, every day)

 

Sane
SANE runs a national, out-of-hours helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.
Website: www.sane.org.uk

icon-telephone0845 767 8000  (6pm–11pm, every day)

 

Mind

Mind provides somewhere to turn to for advice and support for anyone with a mental health problem. Mind has a collection of information booklets that covers over 60 topics.
Website: www.mind.org.uk
icon-telephoneInformation line:  0300 123 3393  (Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm)

 

Rethink
Provides advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems including people who use services, carers, family and friends.
Website: www.rethink.org
Advice line:  icon-telephone0300 5000 927  (Monday to Friday, 10am–1pm)

Relate
Ringing the number above will get you through to a trained consultant who can help point you toward the help you need.
Website: www.relate.org.uk
Telephone:  icon-telephone0300 100 1234  (Monday to Thursday, 8am–10pm; Friday, 8am-6pm; Saturday, 9am–5pm)

Young Minds
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. If offers information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. It also has publications for children, young people, parents and professionals that are free to download: titles include ‘Young People Get Depressed Too’ and ‘Entering Adulthood’.
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk.

Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorder Association (SWEDA)
SWEDA was set up to provide support and services to those affected by eating disorders and those who care for and about them. Their website has lots of resource links and leaflets.
Website: www.swedauk.org/

Northumberland and Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
Offers 12 free booklets on common mental health problems including sleep, depression, anger, stress, bereavement and panic.
Website: www.ntw.nhs.uk

Get Self Help
Offers free downloadable cognitive-behaviour therapy self-help and therapist resources.
Website: www.getselfhelp.co.uk

NHS Choices: overcoming eating disorders information
Information and advice about overcoming eating disorders for sufferers, family and friends.
Website: www.nhs.uk/eatingdisorders

Support Groups

Ever thought of joining a support group for your Eating Disorder? A support group is an opportunity for you to know that you are not alone in your struggle. It is a safe and contained space where you can share your experiences, be heard and supported by people who have been through and/or are going through the same difficulties

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Support groups may be useful for those who would like support between their assessment and the start of treatment.

Beat self-help and support groups
Beat has a range of self-help and support groups catering for the differing needs of people affected by eating disorders. All current Beat groups are open to anyone within the ‘client group’ they specify. The groups can provide you with an opportunity to meet other people who may be in a similar situation, and to share experiences or just to listen.
Find out more about Beat support groups.

King’s College London SRSH Student Support Group
This group provides support to students over the age of 18 affected by eating disorders. The group is run by trained student volunteers and offers a confidential space to talk about student life and recovery.
KCL, Southwark, London, SE1 9NH
Contact: KCL Student Volunteer, email kcl@srsh.co.uk

UCL SRSH Student Support Group
This group provides support to students over the age of 18 affected by eating disorders. The group is run by trained student volunteers and offers a confidential space to talk about student life and recovery.
UCL Students Union, London
Email: ucl@srsh.co.uk

Central London Self Help and Support Group for Sufferers
The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday evening of the month. You must call before attending the group. No calls or groups in August.
All Souls Clubhouse (blue front door), 141 Cleveland Street, Westminster, London W1T 6QG
Contact: Sue  icon-telephone07591 162 553  (Sunday, 8.30pm-10pm only; Sue will not respond to voicemail or text messages)
Fee: £5 each meeting attended

London N3 Self Help and Support Group for Sufferers
Golders Green, London
Service deals with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, EDNOS, with or without borderline personality disorder. The group meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month, from 10.30am to 11.45am (no group meeting on August). Coffee /tea available from 10.15. Please get in touch before attending the group meeting.
Fee: free for Barnet Enfield or Haringey residents, £10 for others. Medical students and student nurses and NHS HCPs welcome without charge (proof required)
Contact: Fenella  icon-telephone07962 392908 ; Fenella will not respond to text messages
Email: northlondongroup@aol.com

Sweet Cavanagh
Sweet Cavanagh is a London-based social enterprise that provides support and employment for women leaving treatment for addictions and eating disorders. It acts as a peer-led aftercare service giving women a safe environment to build their self-esteem and adjust to leaving inpatient care. Its main aim is help women stay clean, sober and healthy while they return to society and grow their strength. Each member is given the tools and training to design and make jewellery.
Website: http://sweet-cavanagh.myshopify.com/

Online forums

Beat – Live Chat
Live Chat is Beat’s online service where you can talk to others who are in a similar situation in a safe environment in real time.
Youth Live Chat (young people up to 25yrs old): join us every Monday and Friday, 5.30-6.45pm
Adult Live Chat: join us every second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month, 6.30pm-7.45pm
Website: http://www.b-eat.co.uk/get-help/get-support/live-chat/

Sane – support forum

Sane’s support forum provides a space where you can offer and receive mutual support through sharing your thoughts, feelings and experiences of the difficulties and challenges that can arise from living with mental illness.
Website: http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/supportforum/

Family and friends

Beat Carers’ Forum
The Beat Carers’ Forum is an online community dedicated to carers, where you can find information and access support, talking to other people who have supported someone with an eating disorder.
By registering on the forum you can access the dedicated message boards, participate in live chats with other carers and download a range of information to help you provide the best possible support.
Website: www.b-eat-carers.co.uk

Eating disorders and carers
The London Carers Group is a self-help group run by and for carers of people with eating disorders or those living with someone who they think might have an eating disorder.
Website: http://eatingdisordersandcarers.co.uk/london-carers-group/

The New Maudsley Approach
This website provides parents and carers of people with eating disorders with a toolkit to help educate, empower and equip them to deal more effectively with the stressful caring role.
Website: http://www.thenewmaudsleyapproach.co.uk

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. If offers information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. It also has publications for children, young people, parents and professionals that are free to download: titles include ‘Young People Get Depressed Too’ and ‘Entering Adulthood’.
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk.
Parents’ Helpline (free):  icon-telephone0808 802 5544  (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm) or email parents@youngminds.org.uk or chat online to a trained advisor (Monday–Friday, 11am–1pm).

 

Residential Treatments

Eating disorder treatment are expensive, but they are necessary for a survival and a wellbeing of the person. A study in the American Journal of Psychiatry estimated that the mortality rates for eating disorders were 4 percent for anorexia, 3.9 percent for bulimia and 5.2 percent for unspecified eating disorders. Death may be caused by the physical effects of malnutrition or dangerous purging behaviors, but it may also come about as a result of severe depression and suicide. When you consider the risks of living with an eating disorder, the cost of treatment seems minimal by comparison.

 

 

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Islamic Helplines

 

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Naseeha – Muslim Youth Helpline provides a confidential youth helpline for young Muslims to receive immediate, anonymous, and confidential support over the phone from 6 – 9 pm, Monday to Friday (Eastern Standard Time). Launched in 2006, Naseeha is a support line for young Muslims in North America, to talk about, and work through their issues with our trained counsellors.
Email: Advice@naseeha.org
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 MEEDA
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Our association is here to support you and help guide you towards a healthier lifestyle. We are currently located in Lebanon and will be having representatives in each country in the Middle East in order to provide a cohesive and structured support system.
Website: http://www.meeda.me/about-us/

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