The festive season can be a difficult time for people with eating disorders and disordered eating, as the celebration for many is centred around food and this year, Covid-19 restrictions may mean you have additional worries about the festive period and the new year may be different to usual.
If you are feeling anxious, worried or stressed about the upcoming festivities – it’s completely normal and you are not alone in feeling that way.
The information, resources and links below is to help support some concerns you may have and support you to make plans to take care of your wellbeing.
- If you'd like to learn more about our service and how you can contact us please see our Eating Disorder Service
- Read our patient stories
- Visit our dedicated resource section
- Our city centre drop-in service Pausecan provide information and advice about eating disorders. You can also have an informal, confidential chat with one of the team about how you're feeling.
- We have a dedicated Community Eating Disorder team, which provides a range of specialist evidence-based treatment and support options.
- We would always recommend making an appointment with your GP if you have concerns about your dietary intake, low weight, or physical symptoms. Your GP will be able to assess how you're doing both mentally and physically and pick up any potential risks to your physical health straight away.
- You can read our dedicated page on eating disorders, how it can feel and when to seek help.
- You can also visit the BEAT website for additional resources and their dedicated section – Christmas with an Eating Disorder