Eating Disorder Self Care App
HSE National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders Self Care and Information App as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020
- An estimated 188,895 Irish people will experience an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
- Over 85% of those experiencing eating disorders find it hard to access treatment.
To mark Eating Disorder Awareness week, in March 2020 the HSE launched the first Self Care App which provides valuable information for those with or people caring for someone with an eating disorder. Early intervention is associated with better outcomes and faster recovery but research shows that over 85% of those experiencing eating disorders find it hard to access treatment.
Identified by clinicians as a trusted resource for people with eating disorders, the app provides accurate information and advice for anyone worried about developing an eating disorder or for those who have been diagnosed or are recovering from an eating disorder.
A collaborative development between HSE National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders and Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, the app also contains helpful information for family and friends including;
- Advice about what to say and do
- Guidance to get help at the right time and place
- Help on the road to recovery
Download the app https:// ncped.selfcareapp.mobi
- On Apple/iOS devices, you can access it on your browser. Put this link https://ncped.selfcareapp.mobi into Safari and add it to your home screen.
- On Google/Android devices, you can open https://ncped.selfcareapp.mobi in Google Chrome. Press the 3 dots and hit add to your home screen in the menu.
It is important to note that this Eating Disorders Self Care and Information App is not a treatment programme or a replacement for medical advice. For advice on how to access health care support for eating disorders please contact your local GP.