Break Binge Eating provides practical information, tools and tips help people suffering with – or helping others with – an eating disorder.
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If you need further support or counselling, check out our help section below to access relevant services.
Health Services & Support
- The Butterfly Foundation: Advice and counselling for people experiencing eating disorders and their carers. Call the Butterfly Foundation National Help Line on 1800 33 4673 or via chat.
- Lifeline: Provides all Australians access to crisis support and suicide prevention services 24/7 on 13 11 14 or via chat.
- SANE Australia: Get the mental health information, guidance and referrals you need, via phone, webchat or email, 10am–10pm AEST weekdays.
- The Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria: A source of support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria. Phone 1300 550 236.
- Beyondblue: A national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia. Phone 1300 22 4636
- Australian Psychological Society: The community information section of this site allows you to find a psychologist in your local area.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
- ANAD: The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa strives to let callers know that they are there for them, and provide resources for further support. The helpline is available between 9am and 5pm CST Monday-Friday.
- National Eating Disorders: Contact the Helpline for support, resources and treatment options for yourself or a loved one between Monday-Thursday from 11AM to 9PM ET, and Friday from 11AM to 5PM ET. Use (800) 931-2237 or Click-to-Chat to speak with a live, trained Helpline volunteer
- Samaritans: is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom. They provide a 24/7, toll-free crisis line, as well as local branches.
- Beat: Beat is an organisation that provides support and advice lines as well as a range of online resources about eating disorders. Their helplines are open 365 days a year from 12pm–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays.
- The National Centre for Eating Disorders: The National Centre for Eating Disorders provides training for professionals and resources for those struggling with eating disorders.
- Anorexia & Bulimia Care provides on-going care and support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends.
Useful Self-help Resources
Are you looking for a book that will help you overcome your eating disorder by yourself?
Are you a therapist looking for a book that will teach you how to better treat your clients who have eating disorders?
Are you looking for a book about the lived experience of an eating disorder?
This article curates 12 of the most useful eating disorder books of all time from each of the above categories.