Eating Disorders - support for parents whose child has an eating disorder
Care for the Family's Parent Support - Eating Disorders initiative offers support and hope to those parenting a child with an eating disorder.
This support is delivered through the expertise offered by Anorexia & Bulimia Care (ABC), a charity specialising in supporting those with an eating disorder.
For those who first suspect that their child may have an eating disorder, it is important to understand what help is available and whether medical intervention is necessary. At this stage, you would be referred to ABC's helpline, where you can talk with someone who has a detailed understanding of what is involved and can help you decide the best course of action.
For support, whatever your situation, do give us a ring on 029 2081 0800, or email email@example.com
It can sometimes help to hear from others who have cared for a child with an eating disorder, as well as hearing from sufferers themselves about how they have felt, and how they have dealt with their eating disorder.
We hope that these stories will be an encouragement to you.
Read personal stories (on the ABC website)
These articles contain practical suggestions for helping your child, your family and yourself!
Read helpful articles (on the ABC website)
All of these links take you to useful information and resources on the ABC website.
Read Anorexia & Bulimia Care's current Eating Disorder Awareness leaflet here.
The Parent’s Guide
to Eating Disorders
Jane Smith’s book is full of real-life experiences of other parents who have been there.
Care for the Family has published a number of Support Net papers containing advice and resources for those affected by eating disorders.