Eating Disorders – caring for yourself and others


The contents include:

  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • The Three Types of Eating Disorder
  • Capacity and Readiness for Change
  • Guidance for Friends and Family
  • Useful Tools for Recovery
  • Organisations Offering Support and Treatment
  • Suggested Reading


When you or someone in your family has difficulty with food and eating, it is very difficult to understand what to do.  There is little information or support available, and if you are offered any support there is often a long wait. Here is some of the essential information and guidance you need to begin to make sense of what is happening.

This short and concise book, written in plain, direct English, is accessible for everyone. It explains some of the complex psychological and emotional issues associated with the three main types of eating disorders.  Julie, who herself struggled with an eating disorder as a teenager, offers expert guidance on how to support someone who has an eating disorder in a way that actually helps.

If you are in the role of a helper, friend, parent or counsellor, this book will give you confidence and insight. There are exercises, activities and case study examples which address the difficult thoughts and feelings which underly anorexia, bulimia and compulsive over-eating. If you yourself are struggling with an eating disorder, this book is a first step in gaining some perspective and understanding, and it is a useful reference source to use while you are attending psychotherapy.



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