Eating disorders

Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex, weight, background or wealth. They are usually a result of stress or another issue that is affecting you. 

You may think because of what is portrayed on social media and magazines that there is a perfect body image. This is not true and many pictures may have been doctored to make people appear thinner, taller or more toned.

How can I get help?

The best thing to do is to talk to someone you trust. The sooner you are able to get the help and treatment you receive, the more likely you are to make a full recovery.

  • Text your school nurse - for friendly, helpful and confidential advice, text your school nurse on 07507 329 600
  • The Lowdown offer free advice and counselling about eating disorders for young people in Northamptonshire
  • Time2Talk offer free counselling and support for young people in Daventry and Towcester
  • B-eat, the eating disorder charity provide support and information for young people affected by eating disorders and difficulties with food, weight and shape
  • Alive 'n' Kicking helps children and young people with weight problems achieve and maintain a healthier weight