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"We struggled for 18 months to get help for my daughter"

My daughter became unwell in her teens with what we now know was OSFED: Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder.

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"But you look fine; you can’t be ill."

Approaching the end of my psychotherapy sessions I am so grateful for finally receiving the correct help. I remember being completely convinced that I was going to be laughed out of therapy and told ‘you’re fine, you’re not ill enough yet, what are you doing here?’

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To recover, I needed to be okay with being me

Some would be shocked and consider it a waste of NHS money if I told you I spent some sessions just sobbing or in angry silence, but that was what I needed.

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10 Helpful Things to Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder

10 helpful things to say to someone with an eating disorder as knowing what to say to someone can be tricky.

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