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Supporting someone with binge eating disorder: a guide

Organisation: Beat


Binge eating disorder is a serious mental illness where a person tries to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, or situations by eating a very large amount of food in a short space of time, with a sense of not having any control over what they’re eating. This is known as binge eating.

Binge eating disorder can affect anyone of any age, gender, ethnicity or background, although it most commonly develops in adults.

If you’re affected by this, or worried about a colleague who might be, this PDF guide can help. It includes information about this eating disorder, spotting the signs that somebody might be affected, and tips on having safe, effective conversations about it.

It also includes a page on supporting colleagues, so is ideal for anyone who would like to help a co-worker.

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Organisation: Beat
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Beat is a UK-based eating disorder charity.

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