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The Word “Recovery”

21st August 2018

Therapists and clients will always use the word “recovery” in their work together. The definition of recovery, itself, means to “return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength” (Oxford Dictionaries). I often hear the word used in sessions and even I can feel overwhelmed by the semantics and concept of it. While I […]

Parent and Carer Support Groups

13th August 2018

If you or someone you care about has anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating disorder or any other weight difficulty, you are likely to experience various sorts of stress. You may feel unsure of how to help your loved one. The Bridge Service will now be holding two support groups specifically for parents, families, and carers. Please […]

Are diet apps / fitness trackers contributing to a rise in eating disorder behaviour?

3rd May 2018

‘Just a reminder to step on the scale and update your weight today’. The notification on my phone that makes me roll my eyes each week it pops up unexpectedly. Do I go and delete the app? No, why? Just in case I need it.   I have spent years working with children and adults […]

Rise of eating disorders, especially Orthorexia

17th April 2018

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, that in the past couple of years, there has been a significant rise in eating disorders across the world. This has been seen particularly in westernised countries. One word that is being used to describe a certain type of eating difficulty is Orthorexia. Orthorexia has been around since the […]

Rise of eating disorders as television introduced

17th April 2018

Our obsession with technology is ever growing and it is intertwining with our everyday lives more and more. It is 2018 and gone are the days were we would thoughtlessly see, buy, eat and forget about our food.

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