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"I feel very lucky to have found a support group"

I feel very lucky to have found a support group – but it would have been wonderful if this had been available more locally.

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The right support and information helps family understand

The right support and information helps family and loved ones understand, so they can provide the love and care needed for everyone.

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Be there for them when they need you

You just have to remember to be there for them when they need you and gently nudge them in the right direction.

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Carer empowerment: a personal account of our ongoing journey

On 8 July 2019, the Victoria Derbyshire show discussed the state of eating disorder treatment and the importance of family empowerment. One parent whose daughter has been ill with anorexia for eight years shares her experience.

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Living with my sister’s anorexia

I want to share my experience because I feel like while there is obviously a lot of support for the eating disorder sufferer and the parents, siblings are all too often the forgotten victims of eating disorders.

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We Learnt A Lot About Ourselves – And Each Other

We didn’t speak about it at the time, about what it was like for Kate, or what it was like for her, going through this thing that we were both going through: Alex’s eating disorder.

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My dad, my hero

The thing I would like to talk about is the support that I have received from my family and close friends. At times I have tried to hide everything from everyone, but I did a terrible job because the problem became clearly visible when my weight plummeted.

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Supporting a friend with an eating disorder

My friend has suffered from an eating disorder since she was ten years old. No one really knows why it started but some events clearly led up to it.

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Sibling solidarity

I am 16 years old and eating disorders have dictated my life from a young age, but not in the way many assume. My brother has suffered from anorexia for as long as I remember.

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It was like a tornado going through our family and home

If it hadn’t been for the NHS, we wouldn’t have been able to access the care my daughter got; we couldn’t have afforded it.

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