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we provide support to anyone affected by eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating, binge eating disorder and all related conditions.
We're passionate about making a difference and committed to compassionate person-centred approaches.
Generous and open to sharing expertise, resources, ideas, and training.
We celebrate our members' differences whilst maintaining our high-quality standards and ways of working.
We ensure decisions are user-influenced and inspired by the desire for better outcomes and patient experiences.
We're committed to being a part of the collective voice for effective and impactful eating disorder awareness and support.
We hold our colleagues with universal positive regard and respect, always.
format_quote It wasn’t until my late 30s that a mental health nurse identified I had an Eating Disorder and referred to First Steps ED for support. I didn't think you can help an ED when you were overweight… First Steps ED supported me in identifying and accepting it, which was very hard for me. format_quoteService user
format_quote SEED have helped me so much at the moment my eating disorder is not active and I think I have won the battle after 35 years format_quoteService user
format_quote I've really appreciated the help I've been given at EDNE, didn't feel like I was just there as a client who just needed to get to the end of their sessions. I actually felt heard and understood. format_quoteService user
format_quote I can’t believe the difference that SYEDA made to my daughter’s life, I am so grateful to the service and how it has helped her. format_quoteParent
format_quote PEDs saved my life. I can't thank them enough for the support they've given me format_quoteService user
format_quote The charity really was a lifesaver for me at a time where I felt unsupported and lost in my recovery journey. format_quoteService user
Having a conversation with someone about an eating disorder can be hard, whether you're worried about yourself or about someone else.
At RedcanUK, we understand the seriousness of eating disorders and the importance of addressing them with care and compassion.
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, affecting people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Individuals who struggle with an eating disorder have an unhealthy relationship with food, using disordered behaviours (restriction, purging, binging and other compensatory behaviours such as exercise) as a way of coping with difficult emotions or behaviours.
According to Priory Group, between 1.25 and 3.4 million people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder impacting individuals of all ages and genders. Eating disorders are most common in ages 16 to 40, with Binge Eating Disorder and OSFED being the most common diagnosis.
Eating disorders are complex and there can be a number of contributing factors to an individual developing an eating disorder including genetic factors and our biology, as well as environmental factors and our surroundings. Because of this, there can't be a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment which is why REDCAN members offer a range of effective treatments and support options to individuals referred into their services.
An individual's experience of an eating disorder will differ from one person to the next, which also means the way they respond to treatment will also differ. It is important that organisations take a person-centred approach to treatment, recognising any other components contributing to the eating disorder. This can include other presenting health issues or cultural and environmental factors.