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Here are the resources we found for eating disorders for parents and families:
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When to Worry – Diet vs Eating Disorder? Coping vs Copying? Exercise vs Obsession?
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith gives you two rules of thumb to help you know at what point you should be worried about a young person. The first rule of thumb is ‘are there other warning signs?’ The second rule of thumb is ‘can the young person manage a day without this behaviour?’
Eating Disorders: I Think my Child has an Eating Disorder – What Should I Say?
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith answers concerns from parents about what to say to a child if you are worried they might have an eating disorder. It includes a variety of tips and comments about how to approach your child, how to support your child, how best to listen to your child if they make an admission to you, and how to deal with any emotions you feel following a conversation with your child.
4 Things not to Say to a Recovering Anorexic
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores four things to avoid saying to someone who is recovering from anorexia or any other eating disorder, she explains why you should avoid saying these things and explores more helpful approaches.
Harriet has lead this Fixers project to raise awareness and challenge stereotypes about eating disorders after suffering from anorexia. This video shares the things young people with eating disorders have heard from other people. This video shares the reality of having an eating disorder.
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.
Men Get Eating Disorders Too!
Men Get Eating Disorders Too focus their work on raising awareness and campaigning for men who have eating disorders. They provide information to men and others around them and provide a platform for men to get their voices heard.
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: 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.
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ThinkTwice offers a course specifically for the Christian communities who want to be equipped with knowledge about mental health and how best to support those who are struggling. The basic course covers an introduction to theology of mental health, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.
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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.
(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 and the Internet
Rebecca Field spoke to Parent Info about the relationship between the internet, eating disorders and body image, and talks about how parents can help. This article talks about how the internet can be a facilitator of mental health issues and eating disordres.
Getting to Grips with Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia nervosa is the most prevalent of all name eating disorders. in a report published by eating disorders charity BEAT earlier this year, it’s estimated that of those with eating disorders, 40% of bulimic, 10% anorexia and the rest falling into the EDNOS category (Eating Disorder not Otherwise Specified.
Eating Disorders e-Learning
Figures from the NHS suggest that more than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder and that around one in 250 women and one in 2,000 men will experience anorexia nervosa at some point in their lives. The effects of an eating disorder can be long-lasting and have an impact on both the individual and their families and friends. This course will help you learn more about anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and explains what carers and families can do to help sufferers.