Recovery Stories

Browse our selection of eating disorder recovery stories.

Healing my damaged brain

19/04/2019

I was walking around my local library looking for a new book to read, when I saw...

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Sarah

Zero does not equal love. Only in tennis.

17/04/2019

Three different weights. One eating disorder. One struggle. The first time my...

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I am a warrior.

15/04/2019

I think I was about 14 years old when my eating disorder started, but I think I’...

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Laura

10 Lessons I Learnt Last Year

12/04/2019

1. Comparison really is the thief of joy. There will always be someone who...

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Habiba

It really is okay to eat

10/04/2019

When you’ve had an eating disorder for so long, you become numb to the feeling o...

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Lorna

Sui Generis (A person or thing that is unique, in a class by its...

08/04/2019

Following about 25 – 30 admissions to psychiatric wards and eating disorder unit...

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I decided to take the risk and it’s been the best decision yet.

05/04/2019

Below is a poem I wrote near the start of my recovery from anorexia. I felt I co...

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Claire beach

Learning to open up…

03/04/2019

Going to my GP in March of last year was something that I knew I had to do. Don’...

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No More

29/03/2019

'No more, thank you'As she piles my plate high'Mum, I’m not hungry'That’s my fav...

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Rosie

Learning Self-Compassion through Group Therapy

27/03/2019

For a long time, I struggled to accept help because I didn’t believe I deserved...

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The First Step IS the Hardest

25/03/2019

For me, that first step was admitting I had a problem. For months, my friends, m...

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Jamie-Leigh

This is Goodbye and an Overdue Apology

22/03/2019

I guess the turning point for my recovery came after a long battle with my ident...

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