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Here are the resources we found for Eating Disorders Awareness Week for young people:
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There is No Right or Wrong Way to Suffer from an Eating Disorder
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores the many different forms that eating disorders can take. There is no right or wrong way to suffer or recover from an eating disorder and eating disorders can affect all kinds of different people in all kinds of different ways.
Do I Have An Eating Problem?
Having a problem with food is nothing to be scared off, watch this video for advice and tips about how to access help for problems with food. In this video Melanie Murphy talks about her own experiences with an unhealthy relationship with food and how she overcame it by talking to trusted adults in her life who taught her how to eat healthily and focus on the real causes behind her problems with food.
After Anorexia: Life is too Short to Weigh your Cornflakes – Catherine Pawley
Catherine Pawley shares an inspiring talk about how anorexia is a mental health condition that finds its place in creating rules because we need control and we are afraid to change. Anorexia becomes an identity and she worried that if she lost that identity, she would be lost. She talks about how she found a little wisp of hope during one of her counselling session and this gave her a starting point to rip her rule book up and start again as Catherine.
Why is Weight Restoration so Important when treating Anorexia?
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith answers a question that she is often asked which is why there is often such a focus on weight restoration during the early stages of treatment for anorexia nervosa, even when this causes great distress.
Beat: The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity
Beat is the UK’s largest eating disorder charity focusing on beating eating disorders. The website offers information about eating disorders, support services and ways to get involved within the charity work of beat. The website also has information for professionals who may be interested in gaining knowledge on eating disorders.
Anorexia and Bulimia Care
Anorexia and Bulimia Care aims to work for the relief of those suffering from eating disorders, encourage and assist others to care for sufferers, to educate and train those caring for sufferers as well as carrying out preventative education, and to promote research into eating disorders.
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(Featured resource)This single page summary from Black Country Minds is an introduction to eating disorders, and includes a simple questionnaire (the SCOFF questionnaire) that can support in identifying if a young person might have an issue. It includes simple, helpful advice and links out to a few additional resources, including video clips, and to organisations who may be able to support.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
(Featured resource)The homepage for Eating Disorders Awareness Week from the Eating Disorders Charity, BEAT. Includes lots of video and downloadable resources.
Anorexia Nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder but how do you know if you have anorexia, what are the symptoms and how can you get help. Find out all the answers to these questions and more on this webpage from The Mix.
Those with bulimia nervosa may look like they are a healthy weight, but they have a serious eating disorder that shouldn’t be ignored but what are the signs and symptoms. This webpage discusses why people get bulimia, what the symptoms of bulimia are, help with bulimia, and what the risks of having bulimia is.
Anorexia: in conversation with Zoë at The Nightingale Centre
In the latest episode of the 4YP podcast, Richard speaks to Zoë, a Year 11 student who attends The Nightingale Centre. In the podcast, Zoë speaks with great honesty about her experiences as a sufferer with the eating disorder, anorexia.