Being a university student can be a very challenging time for many people, trying to find a balance between socialising, studying and looking after yourself, often in a completely new city or town. But, being a university student who also suffers with an eating disorder can be even harder.
Jess Farmer speaks to LUU BEAT society about their work during Eating Disorders Awareness Week and plans for the future!
Begin searching the name “Adele” into Google, and the words “weight loss” are the first that will follow. Yes, this is the Adele who wrote her first album at 16 which went platinum 11 times. […]
“A goal, a habit, an obsession, an…illness?”
Disturbed or abnormal eating habits are something which I feel are becoming more normalised in our society. But how do we see the difference between a friend making a casual deprecating comment about their figure, […]
Jess Farmer discusses work of new LUUBEAT society and their future plans
The internet provides a space to express what we’re too afraid to speak out loud. This is especially important for people suffering from an eating disorder, which manifests itself in hidden lifestyles and habits we […]
Type one diabetes is not a widely understood condition. It’s an enigma in the way it materialises, and it’s an enigma to society, too. In many ways, type one diabetes is an invisible illness. It […]
*Trigger warning: this article discusses eating disorders* I’ve written a lot about eating disorders, body issues and mental illness over the past two years, but I’ve found it difficult to put my contradictory feelings about […]
High school is an influential social environment – a place where children are in constant comparison and competition with each other. It is also promoted as a safe space, but what if the two claims […]
As a generation, there’s no doubt about it, we’re impressionable. Every word that flickers across our screen holds the potential to plant a seed of doubt in our minds. So it’s logical to be afraid […]
Body positivity has become a well-known phrase over the past few years; particularly within the eating disorder recovery community. In a nutshell, body positivity promotes unconditional self-love, and aims to soothe any racial, societal, or […]