We understand that it can be a long wait for treatment. This list of self-help reading may be useful in getting your recovery started.  We have also provided information about advice when travelling by air, click here to view.

At the bottom of the page you will find links to external websites that can also offer a source of support and information.

Recommended Reading

Bulimia Nervosa/Binge Eating Disorder

  • Overcoming Binge Eating by C. Fairburn
  • Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating: A Guide to Recovery by P. Cooper


  • Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): a Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders by U. Schmidt & J. Treasure
  • The Compassionate Mind Approach to Beating Overeating by K. Goss


Anorexia Nervosa

  • Anorexia Nervosa: a Survival Guide for Families, Friends and Sufferers by J. Treasure


  • Anorexia Nervosa: the Wish to Change by Crisp, Joughin, Halek & Bowyer



General Eating Disorders

  • Beating your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioural Self Help Guide for Adult Sufferers and their Carers by G. Waller, V. Mountford, R. Lawson, E. Gray, H. Cordery & H. Hinrichsen


  • Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by G. Butler


  • Overcoming Depression: a Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by P. Gilbert (revised edition available 2000)


  • Mind over Mood: Change How you Feel by Changing the Way You Think by C. Padesky & D. Greenberger
  • Overcoming Low Self Esteem by M. J. Fennell


  • Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits: A Self-Help Manual by L. Bell


For recommendations of books that you may find useful when supporting someone with an eating disorder, please click here [link to Family & Friends page].


Useful Websites



Eating Matters


Men Get Eating Disorders Too


Wellbeing Service


Norwich MIND




Great Yarmouth & Waveney Eating Disorder Service


Cambridge Adult Eating Disorder Service


Youth Service, Norwich


Student Support Services, UEA


The page was last updated on 09 June 2017 by eleanor.buckle.

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