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 […]READ MORE..
Young People, Body Image and Eating Disorders Feeling fat. Is this an experience that you have had recently or that you have heard your partner, daughter, son or colleagues share? It is a relatively common expression and appears to transcend cultures and languages. There is an equivalent expression in most languages. While those who identify […]READ MORE..
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, […]READ MORE..
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 […]READ MORE..
Discovering how Early Intervention and Treatment for Teenagers and Young Adults can save a life. Parents often find it difficult to describe ‘when and where’ they first noticed signs that their child was struggling with the early signs of an eating disorder. For many parents, periods of increasingly ‘picky eating’ and changes in style of […]READ MORE..
Meal Support can help sustained recovery in Eating Disorder Treatment Programs for Teenagers and Young Adults. Our families are often particularly interested in Meal Support and observations when researching Eating Disorder Treatment Programs. This is understandable, as they have often experienced mealtimes at home as being fraught with difficulty. Food and eating may have become […]READ MORE..
100% or Failure – How striving for Academic Perfection can be linked-to Eating Disorders in Teenagers
Mable* is 17. She explains to me how she measures herself by numbers. Her favourite numbers are 10 and 100. Ten represents the 10 out of ten that indicates a perfect score on a short test. One hundred represents the only acceptable mark in an exam. Anything that is not 10 or 100 equals failure. […]READ MORE..
“When I stopped using numbers to evaluate my self-worth, I started to see myself again”. We follow one young client through her Eating Disorder Recovery journey. “My relationship with numbers began a long time ago. It wasn’t being the times’ tables queen or knowing how to code that grabbed my attention.” Our teenagers and young […]READ MORE..
“I feel like I am sharing a living hell with my Eating Disorder.” The current challenges of COVID-19 and isolation are affecting young people and challenging those with Eating Disorders globally. Eating Disorder Recovery or Remission Eating Disorder recovery or remission is based on routine. Our routine and your routine is likely to have been […]READ MORE..
The jokes and quips like, ‘does my bum look big in this?’ and the length of time it takes to get ready for a night out are often rooted in light-hearted fun. However, for approximately 3% of people, how they feel about their looks, body and image can have severe implications on life, home, work and relationships.READ MORE..