Tag : eating disorder

An Unhealthy Veganism

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

‘Veganism’, ‘plant-based’, ‘cruelty-free’. All refer to an increasingly popular dietary regime that should be celebrated, promoted and endorsed globally. But in the wake of world mental health day, is it necessary to consider the darker side of dietary restriction? The link between veganism and mental health issues is rather taboo … Read More

Binge Eating: The Ignored Eating Disorder

7 months ago / 0 comments

With the arrival of Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Monday 26th February, we saw people all over the world sharing their stories, raising money and providing help and advice to those of us who may be struggling in a similar situation. However, an important part of raising awareness on any … Read More

Orthorexia – The Eating Disorder You Didn’t Know Existed

9 months ago / 0 comments

Caitlin Tilley examines the consequences of living  in a health obsessed world and how this can lead to an often overlooked eating disorder. Like many, I have always had a keen interest in healthy eating. Whilst I have always assumed this was a positive quality, I have recently learnt that … Read More

How to Deal With an Eating Disorder

9 months ago / 0 comments

Anorexia. Even now it’s hard for me to look at this word without wincing. Recent research has shown that over 1.6 million people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder. This is a monster that we cannot ignore and it’s about time we spoke about it. My experience. I … Read More

Dinner talk and eating disorders: make your loved ones feel more comfortable this Christmas

11 months ago / 0 comments

Charlie talks eating disorders at Christmas, and how to be mindful of those around you who may be suffering.  The first thing to point out is that eating disorders – despite the title – are not solely about food. You can never tell if somebody has an eating disorder just … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: Q is for Quantity

3 years ago / 0 comments

I’d always hated maths. I despised the boring simplicity of finding the one correct answer; using theory after theory to calculate the size of shapes I didn’t care about. The end of year 11 meant maths was nearly over, and lessons were a case of scraping through the exams. Revising … Read More

News | Leeds student died from ‘drug use’

4 years ago / 0 comments

A Leeds University student died following ‘recent drug use’, an inquest has heard. Natasha Brunton, who studied Law and French, was found dead at home in Sevenoaks, Kent in February. The court inquest last Tuesday heard that the 21-year-old student had been suffering from an eating disorder when she died. … Read More

Comment | Anorexia stigma

5 years ago / 0 comments

Due to the excessive amount of stigma surrounding mental health problems these days, it is only natural for a person to want to keep their illness to themselves. Maybe they’ll share it with a few close friends and family, but this tends to be limited to very close friends and family. … Read More