With support from the people in your life and maybe with a little help from other sources, such as the resources on this website, you’ll most likely find ways to cope with your eating problems. However, working through eating problems takes time. If you have concerns about your mental health more generally and think you may need further support, please get in touch with your GP in the first instance.
Here are some other sources of support you might want to consider:
- If you don’t feel able to work through the resources recommended on this website, you might want to ask your GP for a referral to your local eating disorder service. You can learn more about the NHS Lothian eating disorders service for adults here: https://services.nhslothian.scot/eatingdisordersservicesforadults/Pages/default.aspx
- It might also be helpful to have a look at some of the other pages on this website, including the sections on:
- Managing your weight
- Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) is a highly effective treatment for people with mild-to-moderate mental health difficulties. There are several online user-friendly programmes that NHS Lothian can provide access to. To find out more, speak with your GP, or visit the cCBT section on this website.
- Support from the eating disorder charity, Beat, may also be helpful to you: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
- The relationship people have with food can be complicated. Everyone’s personal circumstances are different, and whilst focusing on a healthier lifestyle might be easy for some people, there are some situations where people may need more support first. If you’re finding that significant stressors, such as the care needs of loved ones, financial pressures, or your mental health are affecting your eating habits and lifestyle, you may wish to contact your GP, local social care service, or Citizens Advice Bureau: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
The Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership websites are also a good place to look for locally available support:
- The ‘iThrive’ website focuses on support available Edinburgh-wide. You can search for local support to meet your needs by clicking here.
- ‘Midspace’ is Midlothian’s online source of mental health and wellbeing information. You can search for local support to meet your needs by clicking here.
- ‘Eastspace’ is East Lothian’s online source of mental health and wellbeing information. You can search for local support to meet your needs by clicking here.
- ‘Westspace’ is West Lothian’s online source of mental health and wellbeing information. You can search for local support to meet your needs by clicking here.
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