Eating Disorders

Did you know?

•  Young people with eating disorders are at risk of quite serious long lasting health problems including infertility, dental problems, bone problems and diabetes.  In extreme cases and without treatment eating disorders can be fatal
•  Young people with eating disorders may feel ill and miss a lot of school or be unable to concentrate in school
•  Young people with an eating disorder commonly have experienced bullying, or feel under extreme pressure at school, or be worried about their sexuality
•  Young people with eating disorders may search the internet for websites that offer advice and support but instead be exposed to harmful messages promoting eating disorders from the huge numbers of websites dedicated to the subject 

More Information:

If you are worried about a child or young person and suspect that they may be have an eating disorder please speak to your local Primary Mental Health Worker for advice and support.  Further information can be found at http://www.wheresyourheadat.co.uk/professionals/faqs/