Eating disorders

Eating disorders can affect anyone of any age, gender, or background. There are many types of eating disorder. They range from anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder to body dysmorphia and pica. Find out more here about how to get help for yourself or a friend.

There are a number of reasons why an eating disorder may develop. You can't always tell if someone has one by simply looking at them.

Support and advice for NTU students

You can get help from the First Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED) service. FREED is for 16 to 25-year-olds who've have had an eating disorder for three years or less. These include:

  • anorexia nervosa
  • bulimia nervosa
  • binge eating disorder
  • any other eating disorder.

FREED can give you rapid access to specialised treatment. This can pay special attention to the challenges you may face in the early stages of an eating disorder.

To access support from FREED, make an appointment with your University GP. They'll be able to refer you to the service. Visit FREED for more information.

Find more information and support about eating disorders

  • Last updated: 05/12/2022