National and International Eating Disorders Associations

National Eating Disorder Associations

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Headquarters: 12100 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 130
Reston, VA 20190 USA
Telephone: (703) 234-4079
Fax: (703) 435-4390

The Academy for Eating Disorders is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention. Each year its ICED conference brings together eating disorder experts from around the world.

Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)

Toll-Free Number: 855-855-BEDA (2332)
Fax: 410-741-3037

BEDA is a national organization that focuses on increasing prevention, diagnosis and treatment of binge eating disorder, or BED, and associated weight stigma. Through outreach, education, and resources, BEDA is committed to facilitating awareness, excellence in care, and recovery for those who live with and those who treat binge eating disorder and its associated conditions.

Eating Disorders Coalition

Headquarters: Washington, DC
Telephone: (202) 543-9570

The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action is working in Washington, D.C., to increase awareness, educate policymakers, and promote understanding about the disabling and life-threatening effects of eating disorders. Its mission is to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority.

International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)

Address: P.O. Box 1295, Pekin, IL 61555-1295
Telephone and fax number: (800) 800-8126

Established in 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) is today well recognized for its excellence in providing first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions, who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems. iaedp offers a highly respected certification process for those who wish to receive specialized credentials in their work with people with eating disorders and publishes The Eating Disorders Review.

Multi-service Eating Disorders Association, Inc. (MEDA)

Headquarters: Newtonville, Massachusetts
Phone: 866.343-MEDA or 617-558-1881

The Multi-service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA) is a nonprofit organization that provides early detection, education, and recovery assistance to prevent and treat eating disorders. MEDA is a regional and national support network and resource for clinicians, educators and the general public. MEDA officials describe the organization as taking “a three-pronged approach to diminishing the pervasiveness of eating disorders, uniquely offering a combination of education, prevention and treatment. It provides education through professional training and scholastic teaching, recovery and treatment through assessments, referrals, and support group sessions, and prevention through academic and public education.”

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

Headquarters: Naperville, Illinois
Toll-Free: (800) 931-2237
Telephone: (206) 382-3587
Fax: (206) 829-8501
Helpline: 630- 577-1330 (Open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5pm, Central Time)

ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes,
bodies, and behaviors. ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Headquarters: New York City
Telephone: (212) 575-6200
Helpline: (800) 931-2237

NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.

Restoring the Heart Ministries

Headquarters: Setauket, New York
Telephone: (866) 780-RTHM

Restoring the Heart Ministries is a 501 © (3) non-profit, nondenominational, charitable organization whose primary purpose is to help men, women, and children find freedom and hope from emotional, sexual and physical abuse, as well as other types of trauma. The organization notes that its goal is, “to help
individuals become the whole person Jesus Christ desires them to be and for which they were created.”

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Headquarters: Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Telephone: (781) 239-0071
Fax: (781) 431-7447

The College Response program, developed by Screening for Mental Health (SMH), promotes the prevention, early detection and treatment of prevalent, often underdiagnosed and treatable mental health disorders and alcohol problems. For more than a decade, the program has offered affordable and practical risk management tools and information that educate, assess, and connect students with appropriate resources.

National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc. (N.A.M.E.D.)

Telephone: (877) 780-0080

N.A.M.E.D. is uniquely dedicated to offering support to males with eating disorders and being a resource of information on the subject.

International Eating Disorder Associations

Beating Eating Disorders (BEAT)

Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Helpline: 0-845-634-1414

BEAT is the UK’s only nationwide organization supporting people affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf. The organization says, “BEAT’s vision is that eating disorders will be beaten. Our mission is to change the way everyone thinks and talks about eating disorders, to improve the way services and treatments are provided, and to help anyone believe that their eating disorder can be beaten.”

Eating Disorders Action Group

150 Bedford Highway, #2614
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 3J5

Eating Disorders Association (UK)

Headquarters: First Floor, Wensum House, 103 Prince of Wales Road Norwich, NR 1 1DW, Norfolk, UK
Telephone: 01603 621 414

Offers understanding and support to sufferers and their families involved with the problems of bulimia and anorexia nervosa.

Maudsley Parents


Maudsley Parents was created in 2006 by parents who helped their children recover from eating disorders by family-based treatment, and to offer hope and help to other families confronting eating disorders. The organization offers information on eating disorders and family-based treatment, stories of recovery, supportive parent-to-parent advice and treatment information for families opting for family-based Maudsley treatment.

National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)

Address: 103 Alexander Street, CROWS NEST New South Wales 2065
Telephone: (02) 9412 4499
Fax: (02) 8090 8196

The NEDC is a voluntary collaboration led by the Butterfly
Foundation. The Butterfly Foundation was appointed by the
Department of Health and Ageing to coordinate the activities of the NEDC. The Butterfly Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization that is committed to raising awareness and supporting people with eating disorders.

Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association

Strode House, 10 Leigh Road, Somerset, BA16 0HA | 18-25 Project, 20A High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9DU
Telephone: 0145-844-8600

Providing support to those affected by eating disorders; core services include the telephone helpline and support groups.