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What is Momentum?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends guided self-help as the first treatment for binge eating disorder. If you take part in Momentum, you’ll work through a clinically recommended self-help programme based on cognitive behavioural therapy, while our trained facilitators support you through the programme with regular telephone guidance session. Weight loss isn’t an aim of guided self-help; instead the programme is designed to help you overcome the urge to binge eat and develop a healthy approach to eating. You will be offered eight telephone support sessions, over 8 weeks. During these sessions you will helped to follow the self-help programme. The self-help programme used will be the well-established and evidence-based book “Overcoming Binge Eating”, as recommended by NICE.

Who is it for?

Adults (aged 18+) who present with Binge Eating Disorder or regular binge eating episodes.

Am I suitable?

  • Are you 18 years or above?
  • Would you consent to your GP being informed of your participation and information being shared with your ED team/GP if needed?
  • Are you medically stable (as indicated by factors such as stable blood results and ECG for the last 3 months)?
  • Do you have disordered eating - must be presenting with binge-eating episodes/loss of control of your eating.

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If you have answered yes to the above questions, please complete the self referral form and one of our team will be in touch with our sign up questionnaire within 5 working days. Please be aware that referral and completion of the sign up survey does not guarantee a place on our programme as there are some other questions taking into consideration.

Download our leaflet about Momentum here.