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If you’re a carer looking for support…

Eating disorders don’t just affect those suffering from the illness. Carers, friends and loved ones can all feel the strain that eating disorders cause. You must have a solid support network and someone to talk to.

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How can The Laurence Trust Help Families and Carers

Pam Nugent explains how The Laurence Trust can help families and carers

Support groups and communities

If you’re looking after someone with an eating disorder or you are a carer searching for extra advice and guidance, we can connect you to a range of different communities, support networks and groups. As a specialist organisation dedicated to supporting men with eating disorders, we make sure the spaces we recommend are safe for carers of all types.

Please see below a list of voluntary sector organisations who can provide you with help and support:

Online resources and guides

Caring for someone with an eating disorder can be challenging, confusing and, in some cases, complicated. We’ve collated a selection of online resources and guides designed to help carers like you make sense of eating disorders. In combination with expert help and medical care, we support families and carers across NI to decipher what an eating disorder means for them and their household.

Please see our resources section.