What are eating disorders?

Eating and feeding disorders come in all shapes and sizes, and can be very confusing. They can affect anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality. They usually begin in adolescence, but can occur at any time.

They are not a lifestyle choice or phase.

There are four types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED).

There are several types of feeding disorders, the most common of which is avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

They all affect the way we think, feel and behave. They are all serious. However, they’re all treatable. Without treatment, they usually get worse. Despite what you might have heard, it’s possible to make a full recovery. But seeking help early is your best chance of getting there. Most people who come to us early go on to fully recover. If you’re unsure about whether you should be worried, please get in touch.


We can help

To find out more about eating disorders visit www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

If you’re unsure about whether you should be worried, please get in touch. We can help.

We serve young people under the age of 18 who are registered with a GP in one of these London boroughs: Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

If you think that you or a family member might have an eating disorder, simply complete the relevant online referral form below, or call us on 020 3228 2545 during our office hours: Monday to Friday, from 9 to 5pm.

We also have a range of resources to help you on your journey

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