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The Big Picture

Exposed – the five gaps in the system

One of the reasons I created JenUp was because of the various gaps I saw in the existing support services… not least, the need for early intervention and prevention, and for an approach that was personal, balanced and holistic. 1. According to the NHS test statistics, in 2017, one in five adolescents suffering with an eating disorder reported a wait of…
September 22, 2021
Understanding Eating Disorders

Understanding the different types of eating disorders

Eating disorders are a serious mental illness that can have a significant effect on your health and well-being. The term refers to a complex potentially life treating condition, characterised by disturbances in eating, emotional and psychological distress and physical symptoms. Eating Disorders can be seen as a way of coping with emotional distress, or as a symptom of other underlying…
September 21, 2021
Returning to Wellness

Top tips for dealing with diet talkers

Being around too much conversation about diet trends, weight loss plans and poor body image can feel particularly triggering if you’re suffering with an eating disorder. You can make sure you stay on the road to recovery with these three top tips for dealing with excessive talk about food and diets. Consider the actual nutritional benefits Got a colleague who’s preaching…
September 21, 2021
Understanding Eating Disorders

What is disordered eating?

And how is it different from an 'eating disorder'? It's so important to know the difference between these two terms, as they can sometimes be used interchangeably when, in fact, they represent two very different issues. There are various ways that you could be said to have  ‘disordered eating’, yet still NOT have an eating disorder. Disordered Eating could mean anything…
September 20, 2021