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If you need urgent help

If you require crisis support, we’re here to point you in the right direction. With connections to some of the best local and national crisis services, we can ensure you speak to the best people and get the help you need as soon as possible.

Urgent help for suicidal or harmful thoughts

If you feel like you may harm yourself or you have suicidal thoughts, seeking immediate crisis support should be your top priority. We can signpost you towards a range of 24/7 services for mental health support in an emergency, with trained operators who will assist you and provide you with the necessary care.

You can call:

Samaritans on +44 116123

PIPS NI on 028 9080 5850



Urgent help for physical health problems

If you are experiencing a physical health emergency because of your eating disorder, we recommend that you attend your local A&E. If you’re unable to do so, call an out-of-hours doctor or an emergency ambulance service. This is especially important if you are experiencing chest pains, loss of consciousness or seizures.

GP Out-of-Hours contacts:

SEBDOC Out of Hours Knock Medical Centre: 02890 796 220

North Down and Ards Area: 02891 822 344

Down and Lisburn Area: 02892 602 204

Dalriada Urgent Care (Northern Trust): 02825 663 500

Londonderry/Derry Western Urgent Care: 02871 865 195

SHSCT: 02838 399 201

Getting urgent help for someone as a carer or loved one

If you are concerned about a loved one’s mental or physical health because of their eating disorder or other health issues, you may be able to provide them with the resources above to seek urgent care. If that is not possible, you may wish to speak to emergency services to discuss what you can do to keep that person safe.

Call Fight ED on: 07999 901936

Call Eating Disorders Association NI: 028 9023 5959

Call BEAT on: 0808 801 0434