Eating Disorder Toolkit

YouTube vids


  • The Mix - UK base charity providing free confidential support for young people under 25 including mental health issues i.e. eating disorders, body image and self-esteem.
  • BEAT – UK’s leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf. Take a look at a talk which was delivered to students at the University by a BEAT Ambassador.
  • FREED – Provides rapid access to specialist services for 16-25yrs those who have had an eating disorder for less than 3 years including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and others eating disorders. Developed by the Maudsley Eating Disorder Service. Website full of resources and information.
  • National Centre for Eating Disorders  (NCFED) – Everything you need for eating disorder help from information to free consultations.
  • Eating Disorders Support (EDS) – help and support for those on the journey to recovery from anorexia, bulimia or a binge eating disorder
  • Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) – national UK organisation providing ongoing acre, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders or eating distress.


Printable Workbooks & Guides

Online Courses

  • Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) – free CBT based modules on ‘disordered eating’, ‘body dysmorphia’ and ‘appearance concerns’. Best used as guided self-help alongside a wellbeing practitioner.
  • Anorexia and Bulimia Care: First Steps to Recovery – an interactive course based on the psychological theory of change. Includes film clips, downloadable material, goals setting activities, and practical tips from those who have recovered. The course takes approx 1-2 hours to complete and a one-off fee of £15 is requested (bursary scheme is available for those with financial restrictions).

Books available from the LRC

  • Beating eating disorders step by step: a self-help guide for recovery
    By Paterson, Anna, 1968-
    eBook. English. Published London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
    Electronic version available in library
  • Overcoming your eating disorder: a cognitive behavioural treatment for bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. Guided self help workbook
    By Agras, W. Stewart; Apple, Robin F
    eBook. English. Published New York: Oxford University Press, 2008
    Electronic version available in library
  • The invisible man: a self-help guide for men with eating disorders, compulsive exercise and bigorexia
    By Morgan, John F., 1966-
    Book. English. Published London: Routledge, 2008 
    616.8526/MOR – Bishop Otter
  • Overcoming body image problems including body dysmorphic behaviour: as self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques,
    By Veale, David; Clarke, Alex, 1953-; Willson, Rob
    Book. English. Published London: Robinson, 2009
    616.8526/VEA – Bishop Otter
  • Overcoming binge eating: the proven program to learn why you binge and how you can stop
    By Fairburn, Christopher G
    Book. English. Published New York: The Guilford Press, [2013] Second Edition
    616.8526/FAI – Bishop Otter

Free Apps

  • Recovery Record – smart companions for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders
  • Rise up + Recover – if you’re struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image.
  • Brighter Bite – uses DBT and ACT techniques to help you navigate through eating disorder recovery.


Text Support

  • BEAT 1-2-1 web chat Mon – Wed 9am – 7:45pm, Thurs 4pm  -7:45pm,  Fri 9am – 7:45pm, Sat – Sun – 4pm – 7:45pm. Visit 
  • Pip’s Place Online – a weekly recovery centred online support hub – runs every Tuesday 9am – 4pm – book a 40 min 1-2-1 zoom appointment via ABC website.
  • Text THEMIX or SHOUT to 85258 for crisis support 24/7

Email Support


Student Support & Wellbeing

  • Student Health Service – attend a health drop-in to speak to a nurse health adviser about your concerns.
  • Self-book into a Wellbeing Advice & Guidance appointment for signposting to treatment and other wellbeing support available.
  • Attend a Wellbeing Drop-In.

Local Services