Q: What is an eating disorder?

Q: What causes an eating disorder?

Q: What treatment is available for eating disorders in Ireland?

Q: Can you fully recover from an eating disorder?

Q: How do I support someone who is experiencing an eating disorder? What can I do?

Q: I am concerned about someone who may have an eating disorder, what should I do?

Q: How do I know if I have an eating disorder?

Q: My child is a picky eater. Does this mean he/she has an eating disorder?

Q: My child seems to be preoccupied with dieting, do they have an eating disorder?

Q: What role do the media play in causing eating disorders?

Q: My daughter has lost a lot of weight and has been diagnosed with anorexia. Why can't she just eat?

Q: My child is very unwell and the doctor is looking at referring him / her to an eating disorder programme. They do not want to attend, what should I do?

Q: I am doing research /an article on eating disorders, where can I find information?

Q: Do men/boys get eating disorders too?

Q: I have just discovered my son has been making himself sick after meals. He doesn't know that I know. What should I do?

Q: I am a teacher in a school and I am concerned about a particular pupil. What should I do?

Q: I am a manager of a gym and we are quite concerned about one of our members. What should we do?

Q: What role can support from a voluntary organisation like Bodywhys play?

Q: What services do Bodywhys offer?

Q: What happens at a Bodywhys support group? Do I need a referral?

Q: How does your online group work?

Q: When is the helpline open?

Q: How does email support work?

Q: My friend has told me about their eating disorder. I am concerned that they need help quite urgently but I am afraid of breaking their trust. What should I do?

Q: Can you get better without professional help?

Q: How do I know if my therapy is working?

Q: Who funds Bodywhys?

Q: Who works at Bodywhys?

Q: Who is on the board of Bodywhys?

Q: How do I volunteer with Bodywhys?

Q: Does Bodywhys take people on work experience?

Q: How can I donate to Bodywhys?

Q: How many people have an eating disorder in Ireland?

Q: Will I be force fed if I attend an in-patient programme for my eating disorder?

Q: If I (or my child) became very unwell, could I (they) be admitted to hospital against my (their) will?

Q: I am thinking of visiting my school chaplain to discuss my eating disorder. Will our conversation remain confidential?

Q: I am thinking of visiting my college counsellor. Will our conversations remain confidential?