If you need urgent help
If you feel like you may harm yourself or you have suicidal thoughts, seeking immediate crisis support should be your top priority. Below are some helpful contacts for mental health support in an emergency, with trained operators who will assist you and provide you with the necessary care.
You can call:
Getting help through other voluntary Eating Disorders Organisations
If you are concerned about a loved one’s mental or physical health because of their eating disorder or other health issues, to be able to provide them with the resources to seek urgent care, you may wish to speak to other voluntary organisations who can assist and provide guidance to you:
PO Box 105
Tel: 0808 801 0434
Urgent help for physical health problems out of hours
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.
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.
For more information please visit our Support for carers page.