Getting treatment can help you develop healthy, balanced eating patterns. It can also help you face and cope with the underlying issues of your eating problem. You should not need a diagnosis to get support for your eating problems.
Eating Distress North East offer one-to-one counselling for mild to moderate eating distress to clients aged 16 and over counselling information. This is free and you can self-refer. You do not need a GP referral to access our support.
For NHS services, the first stage in seeking treatment is to talk to your GP or hospital doctor. BEAT have produced a leaflet which can help you to take this first step GP Leaflet (First Steps) (beateatingdisorders.org.uk)
The right support and treatment for your eating distress will depend on how this affects you. Possible treatment options include:
As a small charity, we rely on the amazing generosity of the public to allow us to continue our work. Every donation is noticed and appreciated, and allows us to really make a difference in someone’s life – by helping to provide specialised one to one counselling sessions to people who would otherwise not be able to access them, run our support groups, and provide training so people can spot the signs of eating distress and help others seek the support they need as early as possible. We use Local Giving as our donation platform, and any contribution enables us to continue providing our supportive services for people struggling with anxiety around food