Welcome to Anorexia and Bulimia Care
Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) has 23 years of experience as a UK national eating disorder organisation.
ABC provides personal advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress.
We support sufferers and their family and friends towards full recovery.
Could you take part in a university research project exploring the individual experience of seeking help for bulimia nervosa?
Our November 2014 Action Month will feature ABC's campaign for improved healthcare for those struggling with eating disorders, in particular GP services. In order to reflect the reality of treatment for those affected and to create change, we need your help. If you've struggled with an eating disorder within the last 5 years or are currently struggling, complete ABC's survey now and help us make a difference.
Human Race 2014
Human Race is the largest and most diverse mass participation events company in the UK, with a portfolio of over 55 events each year including Triathlon, Cycling, Running and Open Water Swimming. ABC has exclusive silver bond places in the Cycletta WomenOnly Bike Rides (June – October 2014). To get involved in this great event and raise money for ABC in the process, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ABC sporting t-shirts are available on request!
Here’s our page on the Human Race website: http://humanrace.co.uk/bonds/anorexia-and-bulimia-care
Cycletta WomenOnly Bike Rides: Cycletta is the UK’s leading series of WomenOnly bike rides and is supported by Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton. This unique WomenOnly series is designed to appeal to women of all ages and abilities with distances from the 20km novice distance to the 80km Challenge route. The events are more than just a bike ride though as they feature the Cycletta Spa by Unlisted, which provides a great way to relax, revive and rejuvenate following the ride.
ABC still has a couple of places left in the Eton Swim (May 26th) and it’s not too late to take part in this great open water swimming event! Email us now for details.
Eton Swim: Open water swimming in a venue like Dorney Lake is an amazing challenge whether you are an elite or a beginner with the event featuring five distances, from 750m up to the iconic 10k ‘swimmers marathon’. Dorney Lake, with its clear water, accurate marker points and clear lines of sight provides a great place to take on your first open water swim or to go for a great time in one of the longer disciplines.
Eating Disorders: A Student’s Guide
Our new publication for students provides essential information on eating disorders, including: potential causes, the impact of academic work, socialising and the reality of moving away from home for the first time. We’ll be exhibiting at a number of University Freshers’ Fairs across the UK this October, including the University of Bristol. To get involved in distributing the student guide or to help us exhibit, email us at email@example.com
Change of Heart Campaign – Winning Entry
Our Change of Heart Campaign attracted over 25,000 people, from ambassadors and supporters to members of Parliament. It facilitated an open discussion of eating disorders and encouraged thousands of people to give voice to the changes needed in attitudes, empathy and service provision. ABC would like to thank everyone who supported this campaign with a special mention to all those who submitted their photograph and ‘change statement’; we’ve received so many inspiring entries and have been humbled by the response.
We are pleased to announce Sofie Day as the winner of the Change of Heart Competition. Her entry, featured below, with son Tobias, celebrates freedom and liberation from eating disorders whilst highlighting the long road to recovery - the struggles, stigma, tears and determination that form the journey. Sofie’s entry reminds us that recovery is possible and it inspires us to strive for those whose love provides motivation for each new day. It also empowers us to challenge the stigma and judgment that prevents all those affected from coming forward and receiving help and that seeks to define a person by the psychological illness they fight.
Sofie wins an escorted tour of the House of Commons and House of Lords with Tessa Munt MP for her and a friend, including afternoon tea and will be welcomed by the Communications Director from ABC. Congratulations!
'I would like to see a change in the way eating disorders leave people stigmatised.'
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