National organisations

Eating disorders

Beat – The leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families. Beat’s main activities are designed to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of eating disorders; to provide support, help and information to people directly affected; and to increase the understanding and skills of professional staff. Services include telephone helplines; local support groups; and website which includes information, message boards and online chat. Beat’s vision is simple: eating disorders will be beaten.

Tel: 0808 801 0677 (Beat Helpline) and 0808 801 0711 (Youthline) Email: and Other sites: and

Anorexia and Bulimia Care – ABC is one second largest UK national eating disorders organisations and has over 25 years of experience. Services include provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders. We support and care for those struggling personally and resource and equip parents, families, friends and professionals through our dedicated services: national helplines (a support line and a family and friends’ line); a unique befriending service for those suffering and a separate service for parents; nutritional support and advice; professional training on eating disorders and self-harm; self-help guides and published literature; resources for students and young people via the ‘tbh’ blogsite, ABC’s Student Guide; an online education platform for family, friends, students and professionals. ABC is passionate about people and recovery.

Tel:  03000 11 12 13 (Option 1 Support line, Option 2 Friends and Carers)

Averil Hart Campaign – To honour Averil’s Life. To help protect other patients and sufferers of Anorexia Nervosa from a similar tragedy. To find out the truth – exactly what went wrong with Averil’s care. To ensure that the lessons of Averil’s tragedy are learned and change implemented widely. To gain a sincere and appropriate apology from the NHS to Averil, her family, her boyfriend, friends and relatives. To encourage changes in the focus of NHS complaints handling from the service itself to a coherent patient- and family-focused procedure, which spans multiple organisations, and has openness at its core.

Charlotte’s Helix – It is all of us: individuals and organizations and institutions who are connected to Charlotte in any way. Some of us knew her as a dear friend, others have had the benefit of her voice on the phone during a difficult time; still others got to know her through her courageous media interviews or her vibrant online presence.   How can we thank Charlotte for being there for all of us? We can support the project she believed in and join together to make it happen. Our efforts, like the Helix, will have two arms: fundraising to pay the expenses for collection and analysis of DNA; and recruiting patients and former patients for the study. Both arms are essential for success and we will need the help of everyone who is willing.


Men’s health

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – A campaign targeted at young men aged 15-35. Their website contains information and advice on a wide range of issues effecting men in modern times.

Mankind An iniative to support male victims of domestic abuse or domestic violence.

Mankind UK – A Brighton based charity that provides counselling and support for victims of male rape, male sexual assault and violence as well as sex abuse support for carers, family and friends.

Men’s Health Forum – A national charity that provides an independent authoritive voice for male health in England and Wales and tackles the issues and inequalities affecting health and wellbeing in men and boys. Information website:  and (for independent health information for men of all ages.


Mental Health

Depression AllianceA national charity that provides information and support to those affected by clinical depression.

LifeSIGNS – A forward thinking, user-led voluntary organisation that provides a variety of helpful resources, support and training to anyone affected by self-injury; including people who self-injure, friends and family, and healthcare workers.

Mind – A leading national mental health charity which works to support people with mental health problems, their carers and families in England and Wales. Through a network of local Mind associations it offers services including supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, counselling, advocacy, employment and training schemes and other services. Tel: 0845 766 0163 (Infoline)

Mental Health Foundation – A leading charity that focuses on mental health research, policy and service improvement. They are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help us all lead mentally healthier lives. They do this by carrying out research, developing practical solutions for better mental health services, campaigning to reduce stigma and discrimination and promoting better mental health.

Sane – A leading UK mental health charity. They work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

The Bipolar Organisation – (Formerly MDF The Bipolar Organisation) A national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.

Together UK – A national charity working alongside people with mental health  issues on their journey towards independent and fulfilling lives.

Young MindsThe UK’s only national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people.

'Men Get Eating Disorders Too' is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1139351.

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