Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are unusual in children at primary school but not unheard of, so if you are worrying about whether your child is developing an eating disorder, or have discovered that they have, see your GP straight away to discuss a possible referral to specialist services. If you are a child and worried you may have an eating disorder click here.

Have look at some of the resources in the secondary school section if your child has a diagnosis of an eating disorder, as some of these might be helpful for you.

Websites and helplines

  • Talk-ED Online community support for parents and carers and a help directory: put in your postcode and find counsellors in your area. Helpline 03000 111213
  • Beat eating disorders Helpline, directory of services, stories, blogs and the possibility to chat online. There is a separate helpline for young people under 18. Helpline 0808 8010677