Following on from our webinar ’Eating Disorders in the Community’, we’ve pulled together some of the key resources and references discussed within the webinar, plus some additional ones on the topic. We have also included useful websites and social media accounts recommended to keep up to date on the subject. If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording.


Beyond Refeeding: The Effect of Including a Dietitian in Eating Disorder Treatment. A Systematic Review (2021). Yang Y et al. Study investigating the benefits of including a dietitian in eating disorders treatment include impacts on body mass index/weight and nutritional intake

Current approach to eating disorders: a clinical update (2020). Hay P et al. This article presents current diagnostic conceptualisations of eating disorders, including new disorders such as binge eating disorder (BED) and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

Access to evidence-based care for eating disorders during the COVID-19 crisis (2020). Weissman et al. The impact of COVID-19 for eating disorders

Eating disorders in times of the COVID-19 pandemic-Results from an online survey of patients with anorexia nervosa (2020). Schlegl. Study into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on eating disorder symptoms and other psychological aspects in former inpatients with anorexia nervosa

The hidden burden of eating disorders: an extension of estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study (2019). Santomaura et al. Study showing that Binge-eating disorder and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) accounted for the majority of eating disorder cases and DALYs globally

Eating Disorders: Recognition and Treatment (2017), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. NICE guidelines


Education Resources. American Psychiatric Association. Variety of resources including the DSM-5 diagnosis criteria

MARSIPAN Checklist: for Really Sick Patients with Anorexia Nervosa (2015). The Royal College of Psychiatrists. Checklist including assessing, refeeding risk and managing anorexia nervosa

A GUIDE TO THE MEDICAL RISK ASSESSMENT FOR EATING DISORDERS (2009). Professor Janet Treasure. Risk assessment for people with eating disorders

Eating Disorders. National Health Service. An overview from the NHS including

Binge Eating DisorderNational Health Service. Symptoms, treatment and possible causes

OSFED (Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder). BEAT. Information about OSFED and who counts under this umbrella term

Compassion Focused Therapy. The Compassionate Mind Foundation


Caras Corner – A mental health and recovery blog

Tabitha Farrar – Blog posts written for adults in recovery from restrictive eating disorders

Recovery Warriors – Blog dedicated to boosting the emotional intelligence and resilience of people struggling with depression, anxiety and eating disorders

Image of book cover for the book 'Skills-based caring for a loved one with an eating disorder'


The Inside Scoop on Eating Disorder Recovery (2021). Reichmann C and Rollin J. Advice from Two Therapists Who Have Been There

Autism and Eating Disorders in Teens (2020). Bullivant et al. A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Skills-based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder (2016). Treasure J. Skills-based caring equips carers with the skills and knowledge needed to support those suffering from an eating disorder, and to help them to break free from the traps that prevent recovery

Getting Better Bite by Bite (2015). Schmidt U. A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders

Anorexia and other eating disorders (2014). Musby E. How to help your child eat well and be wellSICK Enough (2019). Gaudiani J.L. A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

Overcoming Binge Eating (2013). Fairburn C. The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop


@Dietitans_MHG (Twitter) and bdamentalhealth (Instagram) for the British Dietetic Association’s Mental Health Specialist Group

@Dietitian_MH (Twitter) for Christian Lee – Consultant Dietitian Eating Disorders Associate Director, Chair o the BDA Mental Health Specialist Group

@PriyaTew (Twitter), priya_tew (Instagram) and Dietitian UK (Website) for Priya Tew, Specialist Eating Disorders Dietitian

@HopeVirgo (Twitter) and @hopevirgo_ (Instagram) for Hope Virgo, Multi-Award winning mental health campaigner, founder of #DumpTheScales

@jamesldowns (Twitter) for James Downs, Trainee Counselling Psychologist, Associate Lecturer, Mental health policy and research

@beatedsupport (Twitter) and @beatedsupport (Instagram) for BEAT – UK’s Eating Disorder Charity

@TalkEDCharity (Twitter) for Talk ED – UK Charity providing support for those affected by eating disorders