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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support

How can I help myself?


Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses.Anyone, no matter what their age, gender or background can develop one. Some examples of eating disorders include Bulimia, Binge eating and Anorexia.There is no single cause and people might not have all symptoms for any one eating disorder.


Eating disorders can be a way of coping with feelings or situations that are making the person unhappy, angry,depressed, stressed or anxious.

Local help

Personalised Eating Disorder Support (PEDs) A specialist eating disorder charity based in Peterborough, supporting individuals locally and around the country and further afield via our Skype and email services.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust run the Eating Disorder Service locally. Most people will be seen as outpatients, with a small number requiring a hospital stay. To access support for an eating disorder, please visit your GP.


BEAT has lots of information that you may find useful if you think you or someone you know has an eating disorder..They have a helpline which is open 12 noon-8 pm during the week and 4 pm-9 pm on weekends and bank holidays.

It is free to call on 0808 801 0677 or you can email help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk



Stem4 have lots of information on the types of eating disorders and offers ideas for support and guidance.


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