Finding Help & Treatment

Via the NHS

NHS Services will vary depending on where you live, but you can access help through your GP. Early Intervention is important. Remember that you need to be taken seriously, and we advise you to write a list of your concerns before you go so that you don’t forget anything you need to talk about. Book a double appointment if it’s your first visit, and you think you might need the time.

 

Friends, Family & Support Groups

While specialist treatment is preferable, this may not always be available where you live. Don’t despair as  people can recover with support from friends and family.  Attending Self Help Groups like TEDs can also help, although we don’t offer treatment, you can discuss anything you want to in a confidential setting.

 

Specialist Counselling

Specialist dietary counselling/support could help.  For talking therapies, check out the Counselling Directory (www.counselling-directory.org.uk) , the BACP website (www.bacp.co.uk) or UKCP website (www.psychotherapy.org.uk). Finding the right therapeutic support is important, and while we cannot recommend any particular approach or therapist, we can discuss the range of psychological approaches available during our monthly meetings so that you can make your own decision.

Latest findings show that Journal writing, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioural therapy can help.

Sometimes medication can help, but this has to be discussed with your GP.

 

Recovery

We are a pro recovery organisation, and as such absolutely believe that a full recovery is possible. Many people break free from an Eating Disorder. That doesn’t mean life is without its normal stresses and strains, or work and relationship difficulties, but sufferers can find other ways of coping with anxiety, negative thoughts, and difficult emotions and feelings. However, recovery is a verb, a doing thing, and for some people can take years rather than months. Setbacks are common, but TEDs can support you through this process.

For others, recovery may look a little different, and some symptoms may persist through life. Either way positive changes are possible. You might be interested in our COPE Educational Support Programme which can provide you with ideas and strategies during the Recovery process.

 

Talk to & Meet with TEDs

TEDs Group Facilitator, Leigh Best, can provide you telephone support or help you with any issues you may surrounding Eating Disorders via email. Contact Leigh in confidence with any Eating Disorder related experiences that you would like advice or support with.

Meet with TEDs at one of our Monthly Support Groups, where you will be able to share experiences or simply listen to what those around you have to say about experiences that may be similar to your own. At these groups, TEDs will be able to provide you with further information and point you in the right direction on how to gain further support for a successful recovery.