Understanding Eating Disorders

Matt Kempen
Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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The charity Nip in the Bud works with mental health professionals to produce short films and fact sheets to help parents, primary school teachers and others caring for and working with children to recognise potential mental health conditions. Their goal is to increase the prospects of early intervention and to reduce the risks of those conditions becoming more serious in later years.

Around 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from eating disorders. These disorders can cause serious harm, both physically and emotionally, and they have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Early diagnosis, intervention and treatment is critical. To learn details on the different kinds of Eating Disorders, watch this 8-minute film with Dr. Dasha Nicholls and read the Nip in the Bud fact sheet.

Other Eating Disorder resources

Eating disorders
Eating disorders: an introduction to anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders. From this topic guide, you can find the latest blogs, events, publications, videos and podcasts.

In Conversation… Eating Disorders with Dr. Dasha Nicholls
In this podcast, Dr. Dasha Nicholls talks about eating and feeding disorders in children and young people.

Developments in Eating Disorders Research
As everyone’s thoughts are dominated by the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing, it seems pertinent to start by thinking how people with or at risk of eating disorders may have been affected. Research suggests that the impacts differ according to the type of eating disorder concerns and behaviours.

Autism and Eating Disorders – CAMHS Campfire recording
For this session we welcomed Dr. Francesca Solmi, UCL, and Dr. Lisa Dinkler, Karolinska Institutet to discuss papers on Autism and Eating Disorders.


Very good


Really helpful.
Our foster son is fussy about food. He has Autism.
We have learnt to arrange his food without touching.
He has got better over the last year.
This course has given us a better understanding. 😊

so helpfull


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Interesting, didn’t realise it had so many forms

Very informative! Thank you

Great video

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very educative. good source of information.

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