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Carers' Stories stories

Thanks to Bolster, Holly has a new lease of life and is stepping outside of her comfort zone.

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Since I was 14, mental illness has been something I have had to learn to understand. My younger sister has had many problems, from self-harming and depression, to most recently, anorexia.

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A lot of the information out there is about caring for a child with an eating disorder, rather than an adult. Yet it’s so difficult when they’re an adult as you’re unable to intervene – you have to let them make their own mistakes and there’s nothing you can do about it.

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Dr Pooky Knightsmith Hesmondhalgh, a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist shares a recent post from her own blog.

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24 July 2017

Mark's story

Looking back, I have come to realise that the role of carers with people suffering from eating disorders is paramount to their recovery.

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23 July 2017

Helen's story

When our son was diagnosed with anorexia we were shocked, and felt like our whole lives had turned upside down.

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We are frustrated and distressed and lonely and really, really tired. So please don't give up on us, because we can't do this without you.

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