Worried about a loved one?
Do you think they might have an eating disorder?
If so act NOW
All the research shows that the earlier you detect an eating disorder and start receiving treatment for it then the better your chances are of recovering from it.
If you suspect that any member of your family may have an eating disorder then you should seek medical advice straight away.
Below are links to other web-sites which may be of help to you.
Standards for Inpatient Eating Disorder Units -
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional body responsible for education, training, setting and raising standards in psychiatry. The College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) aims to raise the standard of care that people with emotional or mental health needs receive by helping providers, users and commissioners of services assess and increase the quality of care they provide. More than 90% of mental health services in the UK participate in the work of the CCQI.
NICE (National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) was set up in 1999 to reduce variation in the availability and quality of NHS treatments and care – the so called ‘postcode lottery’.
Our evidence-based guidance and other products help resolve uncertainty about which medicines, treatments, procedures and devices represent the best quality care and which offer the best value for money for the NHS.
We also produce public health guidance recommending best ways to encourage healthy living, promote wellbeing and prevent disease. Our public health guidance is for local authorities, the NHS and all those with a remit for improving people’s health in the public, private, community and voluntary sectors.
Although the information in this booklet has been written chiefly for people with eating disorders, it may also be useful for family members, those who care for people with eating disorders, advocates for people with eating disorders, and anyone with an interest in eating disorders or in healthcare in general
This is a must read for all carers of eating disorders sufferers