Does your weight or how you look affect the way you feel about yourself?
Are you worried that you might have an eating disorder?
Sometimes it’s hard to know when to ask for help.
We’re here to help, tell us about your concerns.
To help you decide if you might need help from professionals, please select if any of the below applies to you:
Please select all that apply
Do you do something to compensate if you feel you’ve eaten too much?
E.g. make yourself sick, eat very little the next day or over-exercise
If two or more of these apply to you, please tell us a little bit more, have you noticed any of the following?
Please select all that apply
It looks like you may need some additional support.
Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening conditions. Give yourself the best possible chance of recovery by seeing someone early.
Due an unprecedented increase in referrals since the pandemic, self-referrals to our service from young people, parents, or carers are temporarily suspended for all eating disorders except ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder).
If you are under 18, or the parent/carer of a young person under 18, live in the boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley, Southwark, Greenwich, Croydon, Bexley or Lambeth and wish to make a self-referral for possible ARFID, please send us your contact email address via: ARFIDSelfReferrals@slam.nhs.uk.
For all other eating disorders, please seek a referral from your GP or other healthcare professional.
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‘Leaving my cosy safe space and rejecting my negative thoughts at ITP was scary. But it was the hardest, bravest and most amazing thing I’ve ever done. You are in the right place.’
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‘Anorexia felt safe: it was all I cared about for years. But although it may feel like you’re in control, only by going against everything your head tells you will your life become truly worth living again. Trust your mini-team: they believe in you.’
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If you’re unsure about whether you should be worried, please contact your GP or other healthcare professional.
Due an unprecedented increase in referrals since the pandemic, self-referrals to our service from young people, parents, or carers are temporarily suspended for all eating disorders including ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder).
If you are under 18, or the parent/carer of a young person under 18, live in the boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley, Southwark, Greenwich, Croydon, Bexley or Lambeth, please seek a referral from your GP or other healthcare professional.