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The Unsung Superhero of Eating Disorder Services

4th March 2022

Contributed by Anny, Blogger and Lived Experience Practitioner with the Healthy London Partnership Adult Eating Disorder Programme Introducing the Administrator. Administrators are often underestimated for what they bring to a service or organisation. Employed as a runner on set rather than cast in a leading role, they’re regularly found hanging on to the bottom rung […]

Eating Disorders and Transitions

3rd March 2022

Contributed by Hannah, Lived Experience Practitioner with the Healthy London Partnership Adult Eating Disorder Programme Trigger warning: this post contains references to struggling with eating disorder conditions. Please ask for support if you need it from your GP or by visiting Beat’s website for information and resources. Individuals with eating disorders commonly experience a range of transitions. […]

Don’t worry alone

3rd March 2022

Supporting young people with eating disorders Contributed by Beat Eating Disorders We know eating disorders are complex mental illnesses. Anyone can have one, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, or background. And they don’t always affect a person’s weight or appearance. Over the course of the pandemic, we’ve seen a sharp increase in young people […]

Surviving

2nd March 2022

Contributed by Jemma, Lived Experience Practitioner Trigger warning: this post contains references to anorexia and struggling with eating disorder conditions. Please ask for support if you need it from your GP or by visiting Beat’s website for information and resources.   When I started trying to write this blog, I found it difficult to order […]

Thoughts from a GP – Supporting the Supporters

1st March 2022

Contributed by Dr Dominique Thompson Names have been changed to maintain confidentiality.   The ripple effect of eating disorders is extensive and toxic. These pernicious and devastating conditions not only have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder but also have an exceptional ability to disrupt the lives of the people who love […]

The Open Door Policy

28th February 2022

Words and artwork contributed by Anny, Lived Experience Practitioner with the Healthy London Partnership Adult Eating Disorder Programme   A year since going public with my blog, I regularly find myself offering a disclaimer: what I say doesn’t represent the experience or feelings of every Black woman with an eating disorder in the UK. I […]

Online training package for health professionals release first mental health module on eating disorders

14th July 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of our first mental health module on eating disorders. London’s dynamic e-learning portal for acute paediatric health professionals is now in its second year, with 871 paediatric representatives registered from across all 30 acute hospital sites in London. Developed by Healthy London Partnership, in collaboration with Health Education […]

New eating disorders guidelines launched for educational professionals

2nd March 2020

To coincide with Eating Disorders Awareness Week (2-8 March 2020), Healthy London Partnership, has launched guidelines – in partnership with Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity – for educational professionals about helping children and young people with eating disorders to seek treatment. These guidelines are being dispatched to schools and colleges across London to increase […]

Guidelines for primary care professionals on referring children and young people with eating disorders endorsed

24th February 2020

In partnership with Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, we have produced guidelines for primary care professionals about treating children and young people with eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions. There are many common eating disorders and it is vital that children and young people with eating disorders and their families and […]

My recovery

27th February 2017

Laura Phelan, founder of Phelan Well and a member of our young people’s steering group, talks about being diagnosed with an eating disorder at an early age, her experiences of care in London and her personal road to recovery. My name is Laura, I’m twenty-four and I run a wellness and fitness business to improve mental […]