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Friends, Families and Carers.

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Carers play a crucial role in the care, support and recovery of people with eating disorders.

A carer can be a parent, partner, friend, grandparent, child, sibling, grandchild, neighbour or any other person caring for someone with an eating disorder. Caring for someone with an eating disorder is a big responsibility and comes with considerable personal strain.


Carers Resources

NEDC have developed a new resource to help equip families and carers with skills and coping techniques.

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Get Support.

Butterfly’s National Support Line and Web Counselling Service provides free, confidential support for anyone with a question about eating disorders or negative
body image including carers, family and friends.

phone now national support line  Phone 1800 33 4673.

Find more help and support in your area on our helplines page.

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Find Other Resources.

There are various pathways carers can take to get help and support. These pages contain information on support options:

Centres and services
Support organisations
Useful websites

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Get Essential Information.

Being as informed as possible  will help you identify the warning signs in someone you are concerned about.

Read Eating Disorders Explained.

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Family and Carers e-Bulletin.

NEDC put together a special edition of the e-Bulletin highlighting issues of relevance to families and carers of those with an eating disorder.

Read the e-Bulletin.