Mental health policy: three key issues from the past 12 months5 October 2017,
Policy intern Hannah Lewis picks out three key issues in mental health from her time with us.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week: the importance of early intervention24 February 2017, Guest Blogger
Hannah Lewis discusses the Eating Disorders Awareness Week theme of early intervention and the importance of education and positive body image.
Academic pressure, the strive for perfection and eating disorders26 April 2016,
Does high pressure to achieve encourage greater perfectionism, triggering eating disorders in girls? Una Foye looks at the evidence.
Let's talk about eating disorders26 February 2016,
Why all the awareness stuff around eating disorders? Una Foye answers.
Banishing the stigma attached to eating disorders22 February 2016,
Stephanie McAlinden looks at the effect of the stigma attached to eating disorders and how opening up about her own struggle was the best thing she did.
Comedy and living with an eating disorder
Stand up comedian Dave Chawner talks about his experience of living with anorexia nervosa, how he manages it and how comedy has proved very cathartic for him.
Savannah's story: "I wish I had known that talking to others about your problems makes you feel a lot better"
Savannah has lived with mental health problems from a young age. Here, she shares her powerful story.
Alice's story: 'People forget that an eating disorder is a mental health disorder'
Alice talks about her experience of living with an eating disorder, her relationship with herself and others and the impact this has had on her life. She also discusses how eating disorders and mental health problems generally are perceived.
Why research eating disorders?9 November 2015,
Eating Disorders affect over 700,000 people in the UK, yet we still know very little about these mental health disorders and how we can better treat them. Una Foye explains why she chose to research this challenging area of mental health.
Marie's story: Overcoming Binge Eating
It first started when I was at school when I was 16. I grew up in a quite stressful environment. My parents have always worked really hard running their own business and have quite high standards. Without meaning too, they have always put pressure on my sister and I to be the best at everything we do from a very young age. I felt that I had to be at the top of the class, and whatever marks got, my mum would often ask "why didn't you get more" and "how much did so and so get?" I was very studious and felt that I was constantly letting them down. My mum also experienced depression at that time...