Getting started – resources while you are waiting for treatment

These videos can be used as a self-help tool for individuals and families living with eating disorders. We encourage you to use these videos as a guide and to reflect on the content and how it applies to you.
The following is a suggested guide to the order of watching the videos. We hope that all will be helpful to you which ever treatment pathway you enter into.

Introduction to the service

An overview of our team and what we offer as part of our eating disorder service

Recovered Voices

Listen to these individuals, who were previously under our service and fully recovered from an eating disorder, as they share tips and understanding.

Podcast coming soon!

What impact does your eating disorder have?

The aim of this video is to help explain the impact that an eating disorder has physically, mentally, and emotionally. We need to understand this first in order to start to considering change.  

Introduction to family treatment models

This video will introduce our family treatment models, helping families and carers to understand more about the eating disorder and initial steps in supporting your loved ones with an eating disorder.  


It is normal for there to be a lot of anxiety about weight for people with an eating disorder. The aim of this video is to help you to understand a little more about weight and the role of weighing in eating disorder treatment.

Useful links

Weekly weighing

Getting Started with CBT treatment

This video talks about the dieting cycle that maintains an eating disorder. The content is particularly aimed at individuals with binge eating disorder and adults with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa and will help you to take the first steps towards getting better. Young people and parents/carers may also find this useful to understand. 

Planning meal and snack choices with a balanced eating approach

In this video, our team of dietitians will talk through and explain balanced eating messages. This includes how to plan balanced meals and snacks and how to get started with regular eating.

Managing emotions and well-being

Our occupational therapists share top tips on how to manage emotions and well-being, both for people with eating disorders and their loved ones.

Wellbeing and coping strategies Eating Disorders