Children as young as three are becoming anxious about their bodies

Children as young as three are becoming anxious about their bodies

Research carried out by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has revealed that children as young as three are already starting to show signs of being body conscious.

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Body shaming: what it is and why it needs to stop

Body shaming: what it is and why it needs to stop

Many of us spend a significant portion of time engrossed by social media sites connecting with friends, browsing through photos or commenting on things that strike a chord with us. Often, it is harmless fun, but one of the downsides is how open it is to body shaming.

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Eating disorders are increasing amongst boys

Eating disorders are increasing amongst boys

A report commissioned by the charity Beat in 2015 estimated that more than 725,000 people in the UK are currently dealing with an eating disorder.

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Treatment waiting times reach record high for eating disorder patients

Figures released by the NHS have revealed that people in England are waiting up to 182 days for treatment. Waiting times at mental health services for adults show wide variance depending on where in the country a person is situated. The average waiting time for an adult to receive treatment for an eating disorder can range from 20 days up to 6 months.

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Surviving Christmas With An Eating Disorder Infographic

eating disorder helpEating disorders are some of the most difficult mental illnesses to treat simply because those in recovery can not avoide their triggers. Alcoholics can avoide drink, drug addicts can find places free of narcotics but everyone has to eat. With so much food available at the holidays, that can make recovering from an eating disorder very difficult. With that in mind, The counsellors at Life Works have some simple tips that can help people suffering from an ED get through the holidays safely and happily. While these are not a guarantee of success, following these 10 steps will give you the edge you need to stay in recovery and enjoy the holidays. If you need help with your ED please visit Life Works Eating Disorder Treatment Page

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