Special episode: What should therapists know about eating disorders?

When someone is struggling with disordered eating, it affects both the individual and their family.

In this episode, UKCP psychotherapist and eating disorder specialist Gladys Ellis talks with Martha Williams, the senior clinical advice coordinator for Beat, the UK's leading eating disorder charity.

Gladys and Martha discuss Beat's efforts to break down stereotypes of eating disorders in society and the media. They also highlight the importance of working in multi-disciplinary teams to support the physical and psychological wellbeing of individuals with an eating disorder.

According to Gladys, ‘weight is not a prerequisite to get support,’ especially for young people.

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You can find support by contacting:

In an emergency, call: 999

NHS (England), call: 111

NHS Direct (Wales), call: 0845 46 47

The Samaritans 24-hour helpline, call: 116 123

Anorexia and Bulimia Care helpline: 03000 11 12 13

Beat Eating disorder: 0808 801 0711 (open between 3-8pm each day)

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