Our supporter Katie tells the story of how her relationship with her sister was affected by her sibling's eating disorder
In this poignant letter to herself, our supporter Sophie shares her story of caring for her child through their anorexia journey
Thanks to Bolster, Holly has a new lease of life and is stepping outside of her comfort zone.
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.
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.
Dr Pooky Knightsmith Hesmondhalgh, a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist shares a recent post from her own blog.
Looking back, I have come to realise that the role of carers with people suffering from eating disorders is paramount to their recovery.
When our son was diagnosed with anorexia we were shocked, and felt like our whole lives had turned upside down.
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.