Your Stories

Read the latest blogs on eating disorders. Written by our supporters, they cover real life experiences including recovery. Use the drop-down filter above to search the categories.

Ana is not a friend

01/05/2019

There were two of me – there was Ana (the anorexia) and then there was the real...

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Isabel

Life does get better!

29/04/2019

My resolution last year was to keep choosing recovery. After looking back on the...

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Lauren skydiving

“Free, exciting and emotional”: Join the Big Jump for Beat!

25/04/2019

Will you join the Big Jump on Saturday 5 October? Take part along with hundreds...

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You have to work hard to achieve recovery, but it is achievable....

24/04/2019

Bulimia isn’t a disease or bug you just get over by taking antibiotics. It is a...

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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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