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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.

Finding Your Voice In Recovery

Finding Your Voice In Recovery

15/08/2017

Whether you are yet to begin your recovery journey, or have walked along this lo...

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What NOT to Say to Someone Recovering From an Eating Disorder

What NOT to Say to Someone Recovering From an Eating Disorder

15/08/2017

I'm pretty sure everyone knows that you don't tell someone who is recovering fro...

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Dear Anorexia

Dear Anorexia

15/08/2017

Dear Anorexia, It seems strange to write a letter to someone or something that...

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Surrendering my secrets

Surrendering my secrets

15/08/2017

As exam season approaches, I can see the concern creeping onto my mum’s face as...

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Learning to love yourself

Learning to love yourself

15/08/2017

I don’t have an eating disorder. If you have an eating disorder you are skinny,...

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It started with a comment

15/08/2017

I never wanted to play football at school; I never really wanted to take part in...

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Anorexia, meet my husband

15/08/2017

Dear Anorexia, I’d like to introduce you to my husband. The man that has stood...

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The opposition was my own mind

25/07/2017

Note from Beat – Amy explained: “The first section of this I typed at my worst,...

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Mark's story

Mark's story

24/07/2017

It was strange to be asked to write an article from a carer’s perspective as I d...

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Helen's story

Helen's story

23/07/2017

When our son was diagnosed with anorexia we were shocked, and felt like our whol...

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5 Things Never to Say to a Recovering Anorexic...

21/07/2017

...and Some Positive Alternatives. As someone with a PhD in eating disorders, I...

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The Best Anorexic

The Best Anorexic

21/07/2017

So you weren't the best anorexic... Yeah. You weren't tubed or sectioned or sen...

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