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Anorexia & Bulimia Care

Offers care and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating & all types of eating distress through National Helpline and Email Support, Family Service, Befriending Service, and Nutritional Support.


This care means that we spend time, often as long as an hour with our callers and enable them to keep in touch with us via the helpline. We can also ring them on a weekly basis via our befriending service. Our help is equally called upon by parents and family members all desperately trying to help the person they love overcome an eating disorder. It's important to access help as soon as possible, so please get in contact with ABC today.


One to one on-going recovery support for adults (18 years and above). Our befrienders all have personal experience of eating disorders and have been recovered for a sufficient amount of time for them to be able to provide support. All of our befrienders receive training prior to becoming an active befriender, which covers calling guidelines, best practice and listening skills. If you are interested in receiving support from an ABC befriender, please email us on befriending@anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk.

This is a befriending service, rather than counselling support, and is limited to telephone conversations and email correspondence.

The ABC Parent and Carer's Online Community

This online community has been created to help and support you if you have a friend or someone in your family who is battling an eating disorder. Through this platform you can share your feelings and experiences and give and gain support and encouragement from others in similar situations. You can access the Online Community through our website.


We are here to listen to you and to encourage you during this very difficult period, letting you offload some of the tension and heartache. We are here to inform you about the treatment and support options available through the NHS, providing you with guidance on how to access services, both medical and therapeutic. To speak to a member of our Parent Services, please contact us via the Family and Friends Helpline or email familyandfriends@anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk.

About Eating Disorders

  • 1.6 million people have a diagnosed eating disorder
  • Young people between the ages of 14 and 25 are most at risk
  • Department of Health estimates 4 million people currently struggle

Additional Information

Council Area
St Helens
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city
What age groups is this for?
Any age
What groups of people is this for?
People with mental health issues
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What should I expect?
Due to the numbers of people contacting ABC for help, we are not able to respond straight away to emails
How much will it cost me?
Calls to 0300 numbers are charged at local rate or included in any contracted minutes for both mobiles and landlines. On going support is availalbe to members (annual fee £36).
When is this service open?
Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
How can I access this service?
You can just call or email us.


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