Resources for Teaching Staff

Eating Disorders

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Classroom Resources

Anorexia & Bulimia Care: On their website anorexia & bulimia care provide a free educational resource, Body Positive Schools, designed to support flexible teaching, with classroom activities, videos, group project ideas and whole school approaches to promoting body positive confidence and culture.


You will find useful information and guidance about eating disorders which can be used in school below:

BEAT: The UK's eating disorder charity who provide additional information and support around eating disorders. In addition they also offer a helpline and one-to-one web chat service.

Mind: On this website Mind offer more information on eating problems, types of eating disorders, causes of eating problems, recovery & self-care and treatment and support. You can see it all here.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) (USA): Here on their website, various toolkits, including for parents and educators, are provided giving advice for various supporters of children and young people suffering with eating disorders.

Stem4: This resource sets out 8 key factors to consider when developing an eating disorder policy. Take a look here.


BBC Teach: Provided by the BBC for KS2/KS3, here is an animated video called 'Anorexia - Kirsty's story'. This resource could be used by teachers in PSHE sessions to start conversations about eating disorders.