Is excessive screen time during the COVID-19 crisis triggering binge eating in pre-teens?

6 Mar , 2021 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Eating Disorder, News

Is excessive screen time during the COVID-19 crisis triggering binge eating in pre-teens?

In recent months, numerous research studies have highlighted the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis (and the increased isolation) on young people’s mental health.  During the pandemic (and multiple lockdowns), a dramatic increase in screen time has been seen amongst children, teenagers and young people – to continue their education remotely, maintain connections with family and […]

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Isolation caused by COVID-19 triggers sharp rise in Eating Disorders among Children

18 Feb , 2021 - Blog, Eating Disorder, Mental Health

Isolation caused by COVID-19 triggers sharp rise in Eating Disorders among Children

The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on our bodies, for those unlucky enough to contract the disease, are undeniable and well-documented. Even the long-term effects (so-called “long COVID”) have been the focus of a growing number of studies. But how this unprecedented situation affects our minds is equally concerning. So many people of all […]

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The Art of Healing – Using Art as Therapy with Teenagers and Young Adults

29 Jan , 2021 - Blog, Developmental Health, Mental Health

The Art of Healing – Using Art as Therapy with Teenagers and Young Adults

Art therapy is often used to help teenagers and young adults who are experiencing a range of challenges, such as bereavement, family breakdown, anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, behavioural or social problems, or difficulties relating to abuse, neglect or trauma. Research has repeatedly shown that positive change occurs during the process of physical engagement with […]

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Isolation – the enemy at home. Increased mental health concerns for UK Families

5 Jan , 2021 - Blog, Depression, Eating Disorder, Mental Health, News

Isolation – the enemy at home. Increased mental health concerns for UK Families

Boris Johnson has announced a return to the most stringent measures to combat the increasing numbers of Covid 19 in the community. The new measures, including a six-week lockdown, are due to take effect early on Wednesday 6th January (GMT).  Whilst in general, voters appear to be in favour of supporting the more stringent measures, […]

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COVID-19 stress drives a disturbing rise in hospital admissions for children and young people with eating disorders

1 Jan , 2021 - Blog, Eating Disorder, News

COVID-19 stress drives a disturbing rise in hospital admissions for children and young people with eating disorders

The COVID‐19 pandemic has deeply disrupted daily life across the globe, with profound effects on both our physical and mental health (Holmes et al., 2020). While research on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people is still quite limited, a review of recent international studies shows that it is affecting […]

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A Guide to Surviving Occasions and Holidays with Teens and Borderline Personality Disorder

7 Nov , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder, Holidays and Celebrations

A Guide to Surviving Occasions and Holidays with Teens and Borderline Personality Disorder

Birthdays, Holidays and Celebrations. We hope these occasions are filled with joy, happiness, and the making of memories for years to come. Parents and families organise themed birthday parties, attend weddings, host sleepovers, and celebrate with Fireworks. However, despite their best efforts for some families, these events often seem to end with a Big Bang. […]

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