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Eating Disorders – an NHS self help guide

You may be interested in this guide if you feel your eating might be causing you difficulties, you think you might have an eating disorder and want to find out more or you are worried about someone who you think may have an eating disorder. It will help you recognise an eating disorder, describe the effects of an eating disorder and help you think about whether you want to make changes. Available in audio, easy to read and British Sign Language (BSL).

Eating well and mental health

This leaflet is for everyone who wants to eat healthily. It is particularly for people who feel that their mental health problem or its treatment has affected them in the way they eat.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Information produced by Royal College of Psychiatrists. This leaflet is for anyone who wants to know more about ECT (Electro-convulsive therapy). It looks at how ECT works, why it is used, its effects and side-effects, and alternative treatments. Although a safe and effective treatment, ECT remains controversial and we have included some of the different views about it.

Everyday Triumphs – Small steps to a healthy heart for people with mental health problems

A guide for keeping a healthy heart for people with a mental health problem. People with a severe mental health condition have a greater risk of developing coronary heart disease than the general population. This booklet helps mental health service users take small steps towards a lifestyle that’s good for your heart and is full of useful facts, practical tips and advice.