Body Image & Eating Disorders

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In this section we will go on to discuss over the coming months, what is Body Image? Why is it so important especially to teenagers? What is an Eating Disorder? What are the warning signs? Can boys have eating disorders? Why do people self-harm? What can parents do to help their child with an Eating Disorder? Where to go for information, advice and support?


 Further Information: Useful Links

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If you are concerned about your child or have any questions about parenting in Luxembourg you can contact the Online Parent service in English at the Kanner Jugend Telefon



Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous (ABA)

Address: 100 rue de Hollerich, L-1740 Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 691 540 084

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous (ABA) is a fellowship of individuals whose primary purpose is to find and maintain recovery in our eating practices, and to help others gain recovery. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop unhealthy eating practices.

ABA also hold English-language meetings for adults and children every Friday from 6.30pm-8pm at the location address shown above.


b-eat UK: Website for people with eating disorders and parents or carers. Information on types of eating disorder, recommended reading and hope to help if you are concerned about someone.



Further Information: Recommended Reading

Body Image and Self-esteem – Article that explores how our body image can effect the way we feel about ourselves especially in adolescents. This is part of a series of informative articles that follow on from the above link.

Books about Eating Disorders – Article about books for teenagers and parents to help them understand eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia.


Eating Disorders – Identifying the Signs
An article from the Kanner Jugend Telefon (KJT) as part of their recent ‘BOD’ campaign (2017), that offers sensible and sympathetic advice on how to identify and understand this sensitive issue. The KJT service is available in Luxembourg in English. The article itself is also featured on our Passage website, please click the link to access it.

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder by James Lock & Daniel Le Grange (2015)
Many parents have turned to this compassionate resource for support and practical advice grounded in scientific knowledge. This updated version includes stories that show how to recognize and address anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other devastating eating disorders that wreak havoc on teens and their families.



Over to you…

If you have experience as parents or professional expertise in this area please write us an article. We can publish articles anonymously to protect your identity if you prefer but other parents would welcome another point of view. For further information about how you can contribute to this ‘living’ resource’ see our section How to Get Involved or contact us at:



Last updated:  Thursday 31st August, 2017