Supporting someone with an Eating Disorder

Family and carers are a powerful and important source of support for people with eating disorders of all ages, and are part of many treatment programmes, particularly for children and adolescents. Having support at home or nearby helps the person feel stronger to recover and keeps them connected with the world outside of their condition.

It can also be a challenge for parents and carers to know what to say and do, and they are often worried about getting it wrong or can feel overwhelmed.


Harriet Parsons, Bodywhys, provides advice to carers 


Harriet Parsons, Bodywhys, on separating the illness from the person