Tell Us More About… Disordered Eating

Summer 2024

We are interested in learning more from organisations working with young people and their families who are affected by disordered eating.

Disordered eating is on the rise. NHS figures show that the number of children and young people starting treatment for an eating disorder in England more than doubled between 2016/17 and 2022/23, with 1 in 8 17–19 year olds diagnosed with an eating disorder in 2023. Although approximately 12,000 children and young people started treatment for an eating disorder in 2022/23, it is likely that the number affected is much higher, as many do not reach the threshold for treatment or do not even seek help.

We know that early intervention increases the chances of a full recovery from an eating disorder and that parents and families want to know how best to help their loved one.

To help us learn more we would like to hear from charities working to support those affected by disordered eating.  We are interested in:

  1. What specialist eating disorder services for children and young people (aged 11-25) exist across the UK;
  2. What training and support services exist for the parents and families of children and young people with disordered eating across the UK.

If your organisation fits our criteria, as outlined in the blue box, and you have activity in this area, please fill out the short form below to introduce yourself.

This is not a grant application, but part of us learning what is going on in this field. If your work lines up with our aims, we may get in touch later this year to learn from you or invite you to apply for funding.  We are conscious of your time and so the form below should take only a few minutes to complete.

Thank you for helping us learn more.


  • A registered UK charity or CIC operating within the UK.
  • An annual income of at least £250,000.
  • Your organisation delivers specialist eating disorder services for children and young people (aged 11-18) and/or their families.

Introduction Form

Disordered Eating Form

Thank you for your interest in the Prudence Trust. Although on this occasion your work does not meet the criteria for this opportunity, please do visit our Contact Us page and sign up for future updates.


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The long-term health of the population is inextricably bound up with understanding and improving the mental health of young people.  It has never been clearer that this an urgent issue.

Wol Kolade
Member of the Prudence Trust Mental Health Advisory Panel