Resources for Patients and their Carers

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.

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
Other common co-existing problems
  • 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.

Useful Websites

Beat (

Eating Matters (

Men Get Eating Disorders Too (

NSFT Wellbeing Service (

Norwich MIND (

Samaritans (

Great Yarmouth & Waveney Eating Disorder Service (

Cambridge Adult Eating Disorder Service (

Youth Service, Norwich (

Student Support Services, UEA (

Further information

The page was last updated on 18 April 2019 by nlegg.


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