Information and Support

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:

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The following organisations can help:

General Medical Council

The General Medical Council registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. Its purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. Contact the GMC by phone on 0161 923 6602, or visit the General Medical Council site.


The NHS provides information and considerations when choosing a surgeon to perform cosmetic surgery.

Visit the NHS 'Choosing a Surgeon' page.

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons aims to raise awareness of the breadth of plastic surgery, to promote innovation in teaching, learning and research and to increase overall understanding of the profession. Its website is a resource for anyone who would like to know more about plastic surgery.

Visit the BAPRAS site

OCD Action

OCD Action is a national charity for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. OCD Action exists to provide information, advice and support for people with OCD, plus their families, friends, carers and interested professionals. Contact its support and information helpline on 0845 390 6232, or visit the OCD Action site.

BDD Foundation

The BDD Foundation aims to increase awareness and understanding of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), taking the focus away from current stigmas that can perceive BDD as narcissistic, self-indulgent or purely a result of modern Western ideals. It also aims to dispel the belief of many people affected by BDD, that the disorder cannot be overcome. For more information, awareness and support, visit the BDD Foundation site.

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The following organisations can help:


Beat is a national charity providing information, help and support for people with eating disorders and their families Beat provides helplines for adults and young people, online support and a UK-wide network of self-help groups to help people beat their eating disorder.

Contact Beat by phone on 0845 634 1414, Monday to Friday between 10:30am and 8:30pm and on Saturdays between 1pm and 4:30pm, or the Youth Helpline, up to the age of 18 on 0845 634 7650, Monday to Friday between 4:30pm and 8:30pm and Saturdays between 1pm and 4:30pm, or visit the Beat website.

There is also a text service on 07786 201820.

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) provides personal advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress. They support sufferers and their family and friends towards full recovery. Contact the Helpline on 03000 11 12 13 (Parent Helpline: Option 1; Sufferer Helpline: Option 2) or visit the Anorexia and Bulimia Care site.


MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it!) provides free, fun healthy lifestyle programmes that empower children and families to become fitter, healthier and happier. On the programmes, families learn how to improve their health, fitness and self-esteem. Contact MEND by phone on 0800 230 0263 or visit the MEND site.

Weight Wise

The Weight Wise website, run by the British Dietetic Association, is an independent site, with unbiased, easy-to-follow hints and tips - based on the latest evidence - to help you manage your weight for good. It will help you take a look at your current eating habits and physical activity levels, and offer a practical approach to setting your own goals for lifestyle change.

Visit the Weight Wise site

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK works for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition. Diabetes UK’s Careline provides support and information to people with diabetes as well as friends, family and carers. Contact Diabetes UK by phone on 0845 120 2960, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, or visit the Diabetes UK site.