Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. We began life in 1989 as the first national charity for people with eating disorders because of a merger of two local charities. Called the Eating Disorders Association, we have grown and developed over time to become Beat.
We are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered. Visit the Beat website

For details of the Leicestershire Adult Eating Disorder Service visit

The 'Carers Information Pack' can be downloaded by clicking  here to download or visit

The booklet has been put together as a resource for the friends and families of people who have an eating disorder.  

Check out this really useful website here
The FEAST principle state that:
Eating disorders are biologically based mental illnesses and fully treatable with a combination of nutritional, medical, and therapeutic supports.
Parents do not cause eating disorders, and patients do not choose eating disorders.
Parents and caregivers can be a powerful support for a loved one’s recovery from an eating disorder.
Blaming and marginalizing parents in the eating disorder treatment process causes harm and suffering.
Patients should receive evidence-based treatment, when available.
Families should be supported in seeking the most appropriate treatment in the least restrictive environment possible.
Food is medicine: all treatment should include urgent and ongoing nutritional rehabilitation.
When the family is supported, the patient is supported.
Siblings and parents are affected by a family member’s illness; their needs deserve full attention, too.
Parents have a unique capacity to help other parents with support, information, and the wisdom of experience.
F.E.A.S.T. is committed to a coalition-building model of advocacy work that requires mutual respect among caregivers, professionals, and patients.

Welcome to the the Leicester

Eating Disorders Carers Group.

Next Meeting

Wednesday 16th January 2019


Evening meetings 

Tuesday 5th Feb 2019 

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Do you care for someone who has food related issues?

Are you a parent, partner, family member or friend?

We are a mutual support group for carers who look after people affected by eating difficulties and disorders. We welcome carers not only from Leicestershire and the surrounding areas, but those who may have a loved one receiving treatment at the Leicester Eating Disorders Unit. 

We offer a friendly and non-judgmental atmosphere for anyone who is caring for someone having difficulties with food related issues.

Whether the person you care for has been diagnosed with a particular eating disorder or not, whether they are receiving treatment or if they are at a recovery stage you are welcome to come along to our meetings.

We meet as a group usually in the third week of each month. Check this site for any changes.

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