Eating Disorder

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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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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Meal Support: Friend or Foe in Eating Disorder Treatment?

5 Oct , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Eating Disorder

Meal Support: Friend or Foe in Eating Disorder Treatment?

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 […]

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Eating Disorder Stories

12 May , 2020 - Blog, Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Stories

“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 […]

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

20 Jan , 2019 - Blog, Eating Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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.

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