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Overeaters Anonymous offers a programme of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, and welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. To find a meeting near you use their online directory
If you have any general enquiries about OA in Great Britain email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Helpline: 0845 634 1414 (weekdays 10:30am-8:30pm; Saturdays 1pm-4:30pm
Youth Helpline (up to the age of 18):0845 634 7650 (weekdays 4:30pm-8:30pm; Saturdays 1pm-4:30pm)
Text service: 07786 201820
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.
Helpline: 03000 11 12 13 (Parent Helpline: Option 1; Sufferer Helpline: Option 2)
The National Centre for Eating Disorders aims to treat compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia and weight problems by means of support, prevention and training.
Phone: 0845 838 2040
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.