Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders Impact Report

“As waiting lists grew, we kept people afloat. As more people found themselves caring for a loved one, we provided a place to turn. We fought harmful policy, pushed for better training, and supported more people than ever. We increased understanding of eating disorders through virtual conferences, community work and our annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week”. Great work …

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EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK – 28th FEB – 6th MAR

https://edaw.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ This year’s theme focuses on ensuring there is correct and adequate training on eating disorders available to health professionals. BEAT, the national eating disorder charity, are campaigning for all UK medical schools to introduce proper training. “Our Campaign Eating disorders are devastating mental illnesses that affect 1 in 50 people in the UK. Recovery is …

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Looking after yourself this Christmas

https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/blog/awareness/looking-after-your-mental-health-this-christmas This is a very helpful article: Not just the Samaritan’s, SHOUT text contact details etc. (See Urgent page also) but help for: Eating Disorders LGBTQ+ Anxiety about the Pandemic situation and ways to cope Domestic Abuse Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Mental Health North Dorset Help and Peer Support.

Eating Disorders and the Pandemic – Study reveals concerning statistics.

A Bupa UK study found 46% of teens surveyed altered their eating habits during lockdown 84% admitted to restricting the food they ate for a sense of control 41% reported the same feeling of control when they ate more 132% increase for Google searches of ‘types of eating disorders’ over the last year Read the Full Report …

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