If you are worried about an eating disorder you can see one of our GPs. They have experience in caring for students with problem eating and can provide regular support if needed, or arrange further care. Below are eating disorder support organisations in Leeds:
Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, there may be changes for the format of the meetings and support available. Please get in touch with the contact numbers for each group to ask for the most up to date information.
Connect – The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Eating disorders Service– Offers inpatient and outpatient treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa (referral by GP only)
EATING DISORDERS GROUP – Meetings held on alternate Monday evenings between 18:30 and 20:00 at Delacey House, Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds 5. For more information contact Gillian on 0113 278 8434
Connect Hub support group meets every Wednesday at 6-7.30pm. It is an Informal drop-in group where individuals experiencing eating difficulties can meet and talk about their eating struggles. The group is facilitated by staff from the Connect. Venue -The Mount, 44 Hyde Terrace, Woodhouse, leeds, LS2 9LN. 0113 8556400. THE CARERS GROUP -Currently provides a monthly support group for carers. Meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7pm – 8.30pm, at the Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6WB. Tel: 0113 8556400. To view the HUB Flyer please click here.
Connect have several on-line resources. They have a two social media platforms; Instagram and Twitter: @lypft_connect where you can follow daily motivational and supportive posts and where you can join in with Instagram ‘Live lunches’ where members of the team are available for questions and support. You can also check out the self help pages on their website: https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/our-services/services-list/connect/
BEATING EATING DISORDERS is a National organisation whose web site we recommend
SELF HELP BOOKS
- OVERCOMING BINGE EATING, Christopher Fairburn, Guildford Press (1995)
- BULIMIA NERVOSA: A Guide to Recovery, Peter Cooper, Robinson Publishing (1993)
- GETTING BETTER BIT(E) BY BIT(E), Ulrike Schmidt & Janet Treasure, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates (1994)
- ANOREXIA NERVOSA & BULIMIA: How to Help, Marilyn Duker & Roger Slade, Open University Press (1994)
- ANOREXIA NERVOSA, A Survival Guide for Families, Friends & Sufferers, Janet Treasure, Psychology Press (1997)