Boy helps others with eating disorders

A teenage boy who struggled with an eating disorder is helping other young people. Kyle Carter developed the illness in primary school, after bullies mocked him for being overweight.

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Eating disorders charity Beat warn 25% of cases are male

Eating disorders are perceived to be something that affects only women, but up to 25% are male.

Click below to watch an interview with Leanne Thorndyke from the charity Beat that helps people in the East of England with eating disorders.

Struggling with an eating disorder?

NIWE Eating Distress Service: A North East charity providing support and signposting, including a telephone helpline, support meetings, training and information.

Contact: 0191 221 0233 or

Beat: A national charity providing helplines, online support and UK-wide self-help groups.

Adult helpline (for anyone 18 and over): 0845 634 1414. Monday to Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Email

Youthline (for those 25 and under): 0845 634 7650. Monday to Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

You can also text the Youthline on 07786 20 18 20. Email:

Men Get Eating Disorders Too: A national charity providing support specific to the needs of men with eating disorders.

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