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Here are the resources we found for eating disorders for young people:
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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.
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.
Megan has joined together with Fixers and their team to help other young people spot when someone has an eating disorder. Don’t dance around the issue of anorexia, it’s time to help people suffering with eating disorders. Reach out and remind someone you’re there for them.
Bright Futures: Hope’s Story
Hope Virgo was referred to CAMHS by her schools but didn’t take it seriously and her eating disorder started to get worse. She ended up in hospital before getting the help she needed to battle her eating disorder. Today, she is a mental health advocate, championing a broader understanding of mental health issues and the need for early intervention.
I think someone I know has anorexia nervosa
If you worry about someone you know having this life-threatening disorder, but feel helpless in knowing what to do, this message from Zumos will give you some of the basic facts and what you can do to show your support and how to help that person start addressing this very serious illness.
I think someone I know has bulimia nervosa
If you worry about someone you know having bulimia nervosa, but feel helpless in knowing what to do, this message will give you some basic facts and what you can do to show your support and how to help that person start addressing this very serious illness.
I have a Binge Eating Problem
Congratulations for recognising that you have a problem; that is the first step. Listening to this message will assist you to take the second step, by giving you important information, asking you questions that only you can answer, and giving you actions that give you power.
I think I have Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia is a life-threatening and complex disorder. Understanding what is going on and what to do about it is the first extremely important and positive step. There is a great deal of help and support available if you are suffering from anorexia, or if you’re not sure.
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.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.
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.
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.
Food plays a big part in our lives: not only is it essential for our health and development but sharing food and eating together has an important role in how we socialise and spend time together. Sometimes problems can develop when we use food as a way to manage painful feelings we might have in our lives. Anyone can develop an eating disorder whatever their age, sex, or background, and the reason why someone may develop a problem can be complicated.
Serious eating difficulties are called eating disorders. There are many different types of eating disorders and all of them are about how someone may use food and eating as a way of coping with things. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains information on different types of eating disorders, symptoms of eating orders, top tips for young people who have 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.