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Beat Helpline offers free and confidential support over phone and online chat. We exist to help everyone in Scotland who may be...


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Get help for eating disorder and body image problems from a helpline in Scotland.

If you're always disatisfied with the way your body looks and you've tried to control how it looks in harmful ways, then you may have an eating disorder. There are 2 hotlines in Scotland that help with body image and eating problems. If these symptoms sound familiar, reach out for free support:

  • Eating large portions of food and being unable to control yourself or extreme food restriction.
  • Excessive thinking about food, eating, and body weight or shape.
  • Trying to control your body weight/shape by vomiting, laxative abuse, or excessive exercise.
  • Feeling uncomfortable eating in front of others.
  • Lying to others about whether you have eaten so you can skip meals.
  • Monitoring calories consumed very cautiously and paying close attention to food nutrition labels.
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain.
  • Weighing yourself often, sometimes every day or even multiple times a day.

You may feel so ashamed of your body and your eating habits that you want to hide away and disengage from the world. It may be hard to open up about how you're feeling because you may think that you'll be misunderstood.

Taking the first step to talk to someone about what you're going through is hard but the sooner you get help, the sooner you may start to feel better. When you contact a helpline in Scotland, a trained helpline counselor will listen to your concerns and offer you the support you need.

If you feel like you might need support with your body image or eating disorders, try reaching out to a hotline in Scotland. It's free and confidential.


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