Eating disorders

Digital resources


  • Headspace to help with meditation.
  • Recovery Record designed to help you manage your recovery from an eating disorder.


Podcasts/audio downloads

Online courses

Blogs and vlogs

  • Finding Melissa is a personal story of Melissa’s journey through an eating disorder.
  • Time To Change is a campaign to reduce stigma about mental health issues. They have several blogs about eating problems.
  • Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. They host a blog on a variety of mental health and wellbeing matters, including anorexia, bulimia.



  • Freeman, C. (2009). 'Overcoming anorexia nervosa: A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioural techniques'. Overcoming Books.
  • Heffner. M. (2004). 'The anorexia workbook: how to accept yourself, heal your suffering and reclaim your life'. New Harbinger.
  • Fairburn. C. (2013) 'Overcoming Binge eating'. Guilford Press.
  • Hirschmann, J & Munter, C (2010). 'Overcoming Overeating'. Ebury Press.

Support groups (face-to-face and online)

  • Bristol Eating Disorders Peer Support Group host peer support meetings twice a month for anyone affected by eating problems.
  • SWEDA are a local organisation dedicated to helping people affected by eating disorders.
  • Focus Bath offer a free support group for people with any form of eating disorder.
  • Overeaters Anonymous is an international organisation dedicated to helping people with problematic eating.


  • Womankind Bristol support women struggling with a range of issues. Tel: 0345 458 2914.
  • B-eat have a dedicated eating disorder helpline from 3 pm to 10pm daily. Tel: 0808 801 0677.
  • Nightline: call this dedicated phoneline for advice and a listening ear during the night. Students run this service. 
    Tel: +44 (0)117 926 6266. Open 8pm to 8am , Monday to Friday, term time.

Professional support

You may wish to consider visiting your doctor to talk about your eating problems. Together you can explore what sort of help might be most suitable.

First Step is the local NHS service for anyone experiencing anorexic or bulimic eating problems. You need a doctor's referral to access their services.

Other support and services

There are a number of other counselling services in Bristol who can help you. They are free or low cost.

Our Health and Wellbeing pages offer support and advice on all aspects of life as a student. 

Big White Wall

Big White Wall helps you to get support, take control and feel better when you are anxious, low or not coping.

The online service is free, available 24/7 and completely anonymous.

  • Chat to other members who may be experiencing the same things as you
  • Access a range of tools to help you self-manage
  • Set goals and track progress
  • Access articles, videos and online courses.

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