Food is an everyday part of our lives and it is common to change your eating patterns and habits. If you feel your relationship with food is having a negative impact on your life then there are several sources of support available.

SUBU Advice can point you in the right direction for specialist advice and support and, where necessary, advise you on relevant SUBU and BU Policies and Procedures, e.g. extenuating circumstances, formally known as mitigating circumstances.

 

Specialist sources of support

NHS UK have some helpful information on their website, including types of disorders, warning signs and how to get help for yourself or another. Beat Eating Disorders has a dedicated student helpline (open 15:00-22:00 every day) and can provide advice and support over the phone and via webchat. Restored is a charity, which seeks to support, empower and restore lives to overcome the effects of eating disorders. They are based in Moordown in Bournemouth an offer counselling, psychotherapy, nutrition and meal support, recovery groups and carer support.

 

Support available at BU

SUBU Advice is here to help and can point you in the right direction for specialist advice and support. We can also advise you on relevant SUBU and BU Policies and Procedures, e.g. exceptional circumstances, formally known as mitigating circumstances. BU provides a Wellbeing service and staff in the Chaplaincy are also qualified to provide students with emotional support. You can also speak to your GP, friends, family and/or the Samaritans. Each Faculty also has a Student Support and Engagement Team who can provide you with advice and support. Contact the service/s you feel most comfortable approaching.