Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. A person with anorexia nervosa deliberately loses weight and often finds that food dominates their life...read more


Patient Discussion Forum: Mental Health
Patient discussion forum is a forum where you can find support, inspiration and motivation from others who may be experiencing something similar. You can introduce yourself, browse the existing groups or start a new discussion.

Visit Patient Discussion Forum topic: Anorexia Nervosa 

NHS Moodzone
NHS Moodzone offers practical tips and advice to boost mental health, self help treatments, mental well being audio guides, other peoples stories to remind you that you are not alone and advice on what to do if you need urgent mental health to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

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NHS Videos - Mental Health
NHS provide a library of audio podcasts and videos on mental health, providing useful information and advice on how to cope with mental health issues as well as sharing other peoples experiences. Videos cover a broad range of topics such as addiction, depression, eating disorders, stress and more. 

Professor Janet Treasure, director of the eating disorder unit at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, talks about anorexia nervosa, including how to spot the symptoms and how the eating disorder can affect a person's life.
NHS Choices Podcast 'Anorexia Nervosa'



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Titles include, 'Manage your Mood', 'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Your Toolkit to Modify Moods, Overcome Obstructions and Improve Your Life' and many more.

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Tower Hamlets Recovery College
Tower Hamlets Recovery courses cover a range of areas that might support recovery including tools and strategies to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences, education about mental and physical health, helpful tips on practical life skills and how to get involved in study and work opportunities.

Course titles include:

  • Dealing with Depression and Anxiety
  • Understanding the Link Between Physical & Mental Health
  • Dealing with a Crisis

Tower Hamlets Recovery College

To book a place or for further information on courses:
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The East London Community Eating Disorders Service for Children and Young People (CEDS-CYP) is a specialist CAMHS service for young people up to the age of 18 who are experiencing an eating disorder. It is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)…
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