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Turning points in eating disorders recovery – Carer’s perspectives

Name of Researcher: Dr Vanessa Yim

Affiliation: King's College London

Email address:

Who can take part?

  • Carers with experience of caring for someone from underrepresented groups with an eating disorder, where they are recovered or significantly improved.
  • You must be 16 or above and not currently experiencing any acute mental health concerns that need treatment on their own.

What is the purpose of the research?

  • We are keen to understand what helped someone recover from an eating disorder, and stories from diverse and marginalised backgrounds are under-researched in particular.

What does the study involve?

  • Carers will be invited to participate in a one hour interview to share their stories of turning periods of recovery, and if there is any significant object/people/places that influence their recovery.
  • They will also be invited to an optional 1.5-2 hour follow-up focus group workshop and share their photographs with other interested participants to discuss their meanings and themes together, where the photos of objects will be exhibited online.

How can someone take part?