Eating Disorder Week

This week is Eating Disorder Week. 

Eating disorders can affect anyone and each year eating disorder charity Beat Eating Disorders hold Eating Disorder Awareness Week to help raise awareness of various eating disorders across the country. This year the focus is on Binge Eating Disorder (BED). 

Binge Eating Disorder affects more people than Anorexia or Bulimia with 1 in 50 of us being affected at some point in our lives.  People living with Binge Eating Disorder can find it difficult to ask for help, spot the signs and even develop suicidal thoughts. 

Here you can find more information about Binge Eating Disorder, including what it is, the symptoms and support.


You can download and view various information and resources here:

The Fact Sheet

GP Leaflet

Carers Leaflet

Young Carers Leaflet

Tips Poster


It is important to know that you are never alone when you have an eating disorder and there is support available. You can find support here:


Wolverhampton Eating Disorders Team

  • Gives support to people with the following eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and eating disorders not otherwise specified.
  • The service is for adults (18 to 65), and will also help people who are aged 16 to 18 if they are not in full time education.
  • They try to involve carers and families as much as they can. Carers and families can help make care plans, and can also be a part of the care plan.
  • They help families and carers learn more about eating disorders. 

If it is the first time using the service you must be referred to them by a GP. 


Beat Eating Disorders

Helplines are open 365 days a year from 9am–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays.

If you can’t get through immediately, please do try again or try their webchat service one-to-one web chat.

If you are in need of urgent help for yourself or someone else outside of the Helpline opening hours, please contact 999 or the Samaritans on 116 123 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.