Eating Disorders Service (Adult)

Alongside service interventions, there is a wide range of resources available, which you may find helpful, to support yourself, or others, experiencing disordered eating. For example, local supports, online groups or resources, self-learning tools.

Scroll down to see some resources for people experiencing or supporting someone who is experiencing disordered eating. To see resources for professionals, please click the tab in the menu.

(Please note that we are not responsible for any content available or accessible on external sites).

Immediate Support

If you are in need of immediate support, please reach out to the appropriate support
Samaritans Free phone 116 123
Beat helpline 0300 123 3355
Crisis numbers local to your area can be found online

In immediate danger? Contact 999 for Police or Ambulance, or visit your local A&E
For medical advice, visit your GP or call 111

If you think you need help or someone you know needs help for an eating disorder, please approach your GP in the first instance. Your GP will be able to guide you to the right resources and services most appropriate for your needs.

Local support

Within each area, there is a range of support available, available to residents of that particular area.

Open the tabs for details of local support services across West Yorkshire.


A&E Bradford Royal Infirmary, Airedale General Hospital
First Response
0800 952 1181, 01274 221181
Mind 0800 1884884, 01274 730815,
Healthy Minds 


A&E Calderdale Royal Hospital
First Response 0800 952 1181, 01274 221181
Healthy Minds 01422 345154
Mental Health Helpline 0800 1830558
Recovery Steps 01422 415550
Safe Space 01422 345 154
Single Point of Access 01924 316830
Staying Well 01422 392767
Women Centre 01422 386500


A&E Dewsbury District Hospital, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Here For You 
Mental Health Helpline 0800 1830558
Single Point of Access 01924 316830
Women Centre 01422 386500


A&E Leeds General Infirmary, St James’ Hospital
Connect Helpline 0808 8001212
Dial House 0113 2609328
Here For You 
Mental Health Helpline 0800 1830558
Single Point of Access 01924 316830


A&E Pinderfields Hospital
Here For You
Livewell 01924 255363
Mental Health Helpline
0800 1830558
Single Point of Access 01924 316900
Turning Point 01924 234860

Other helplines and online support

Lots of supports can be found online and across different areas.

Open the tabs for details of other supports available.

Battle Scars
Beat 0808 8010677,, Support groups
CALM 0800 585858
FRANK Helpline 0300 1236600,
Mencap Learning Difficulty Helpline 0808 8081111,
Night Owls 0800 1488244
Papyrus 0800 0684141
Samaritans 116 123
SANEline 0300 3047000
SHOUT Text SHOUT to 85258
The Mix Text THEMIX to 85258

Self-Help Tools

One powerful way to improve our wellbeing, is through self-development. By learning new skills and broadening our knowledge, we become empowered to take ownership of our own lives. We have put together a collection of books, podcasts, apps, accounts and other support to boost your self-help and skills development.

Books and recommended reading

Books a a great tool to learn and build knowledge, and can also be useful to bring relaxation and calm to your day. There are a number of self-help books which are recommended to support people to recover from an eating disorder. A selection of these are listed below.

  • Overcoming Binge Eating (Fairburn) – suitable for people with bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder
  • Overcoming anorexia nervosa (Freeman and Cooper, 2009). Little Brown Book Group.
  • Overcoming bulimia self-help course: A self-help practical manual using cognitive behavioural techniques (3 Book Set) (Cooper, 2007). Robinson.
  • Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating: A Guide to Recovery (Cooper, 1993). Robinson.
  • Beating Overeating using compassion focussed therapy (Goss, 2011)
  • The Invisible Man: A Self-help Guide for Men with Eating Disorders, Compulsive Exercise and Bigorexia (Morgan, 2008). Routledge.
  • Change for the Better (Wilde McCormick, 2012)
  • Skilled-based learning for caring for a loved one with an eating disorder: The new Maudsley method (Treasure, Smith and Crane, 2007). Routledge.
  • Eating Problems Booklet (Mind)

With the tech industry booming, apps are everywhere. They can make information more easily accessible, because you can literally carry it around in your pocket.

When using apps for wellbeing, it is important to be mindful of how they make you feel and how healthy your relationship is with the app, in-particular with eating disorders. See some of our recommendations below:

Eating Disorder Recovery & Body Image
– Rise up + Recover
– Recovery Record
– Brighter Bite
– Mindshift CBT

Mental Health and Self-Development
– Balance
– Headspace
– Bloom
– Happy Place
– 8 Week Mindfulness
– Frantic World

YouTube videos
Social Media

Social Media is a dominant element in our society, both with helpful and unhelpful sources. We recognise that it can be hard and confusing to figure out fact from fiction, and helpful from unhelpful sources. We have selected a few of our helpful Instagram profiles who we find educational, uplifting and empowering. See some of our recommendation below:

@ freedfromed


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