Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
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.
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 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.
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 BDA Weight Wise site.
YoungMinds is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. Visit the YoungMinds site for information, support and advice or call the Parents Information Service helpline on 0808 802 5544, Monday to Friday between 9.30am –4.30pm.