U.K. Eating Disorder Organizations & Charities

These organizations aim to increase eating disorder awareness and prevention efforts throughout the United Kingdom.


Beat – Beating Eating Disorders

Beat is the UK’s leading charity for eating disorder recovery. Resources include peer support and regional projects to foster community awareness.

Contact: info@b-eat.co.uk


National Centre for Eating Disorders

National Centre for Eating Disorders

The NCFED provides training for professionals and resources for those struggling with eating disorders.



ABC – Anorexia & Bulimia Care

With over 25 years of experience, ABC provides support and information for the eating disorder community throughout the UK.

Contact: mail@anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk


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S.E.E.D. is a Lancashire charity that provides support, education, and resources for the eating disorder community. Services include counseling, awareness trainings, and support groups for loved ones.

Contact: hello@seedlancashire.co.uk



MGEDT – Men Get Eating Disorders Too

MGEDT is a charitable organization that provides resources to men struggling with eating disorders. Founder Sam Thomas created this community for the 10 to 25 percent of eating disorder sufferers who are male.

Contact: sam@mengetedstoo.co.uk


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Overeaters Anonymous Great Britain

The Great Britain chapter of OA includes meetings and peer support for those struggling with compulsive overeating.

Contact: general@oagb.org.uk



SEED – Eating Disorders Support Services

This volunteer organization based out of England aims to bridge the gap between professional care and self-help with regard to eating disorder recovery. Resources include peer support, drop-in sessions, and online materials.

Contact: hello@seedeatingdisorders.org.uk



Eating Disorders Association Northern Ireland

This charity raises eating disorder awareness and makes resources more accessible to those struggling across all of Northern Ireland.

Contact: edani@btconnect.com



First Steps

First Steps is Derbyshire’s only eating disorder charity. This organization supports people all over Derbyshire and the surrounding areas who are affected by eating difficulties and disorders, including parents, partners, and families. There is no criteria to access support, including age or diagnosis. First Steps also offers services at both the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.

Many of the staff and volunteers at First Steps have had personal experience with eating disorders, either as a sufferer or as a loved one, and food no longer controls their everyday lives. First Steps offers a friendly and non-judgmental atmosphere for anyone who is having difficulties with food-related issues.

Support options include, but are not limited to, recovery and self-help groups, Skills for Carers workshops, online support, dramatherapy, compulsive overexercise support, and private support packages. We also offer CPD training, self-esteem and body image workshops in schools, and have many volunteer opportunities.

Contact: info@firststepsderbyshire.co.uk


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Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorder Association

This organization founded the first and only adolescent residential eating disorder facility in Canada and has a host of other resources available to the community.

Contact: support@swedauk.org



North East Eating Disorders Support (NEEDS) Scotland

NEEDS Scotland is a volunteer organization that facilitates support groups for those in eating disorder recovery and loved ones of those who are struggling.

Contact: support@swedauk.org