Helpline – 1890 200 444

About the helpline

The helpline is open for two hours a day, six days per week and is delivered by a team of trained volunteers. It offers a non-judgemental and confidential support and information service. Many people with an eating disorder call the helpline, as well as family and friends who are worried. The helpline is open to anyone.

People call the the helpline for many reasons, such as:

  • To talk something out
  • To look for support about what they are coping with
  • To try to understand how to approach and talk to someone
  • To become equipped with the information and knowledge about treatment pathways and options
  • To figure out a dilemma and work through the options available to them.

Our trained volunteers have the capacity and skills to listen to what you’re going through.

Also, callers can access names of local health professionals, details of all Bodywhys support services and other voluntary organisations where appropriate. We also have details of resources on eating disorders and self-help.

The cost of calls to a LoCall number from a mobile phone may vary depending on your service provider and tariff. Please check with your service provider if you are unsure of this cost.

Please note that Bodywhys provides confidential support services within the limits of its Child Protection Policy.

Opening hours*

Mondays 07:30pm – 09:20pm
Tuesdays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Wednesdays 07:30pm – 09:20pm
Thursdays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Fridays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Sundays 07:30pm – 09:20pm

Update 20/11/18

*Please note that, due to circumstances beyond our control, our evening helpline will finish at the earlier time of 9.20pm.