Tips on supporting adults with eating disorders

These tips have been developed for professionals working with adults and older people across health care; from primary care to hospital general services through to mental health teams and specialist adult eating disorder services.

They have been created and evolved from MindEd's parallel tips on supporting children and young people with feeding problems and eating disorders. Extracts from the MEEDs are included with permission courtesy of the MEEDs team.

The four tip sheets below provide you with quick access learning on feeding and eating disorders in adults.


This document provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this document, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your healthcare provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that you have read in this document or in any linked materials. If you think you may have an emergency, call an appropriate source of help and support such as your doctor or emergency services immediately.

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