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Understanding Eating Disorders

BBC Radio London Interview

Last week I was invited to speak with Claira Hermet on her BBC Radio London Show. As someone who in the past has suffered from Bulimia nervosa, we spoke for approximately 10 minutes on the rise in mental health issues and the crisis of disordered eating facing young people today, particularly in the wake of COVID. The episode can be…
February 1, 2022
JenUp podcast episode 1

The JenUp Podcast

In this first podcast I talk about something that I often get asked about – how to deal with relapse. In the last year, our routines have changed in a big way, and some people have found that they’ve fallen back into eating disorder behaviours. In this podcast, I have tips and advice for you as to how to deal…
November 5, 2021
Young girl with eating disorder
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
Jenny Tomei educator and mentor eating disorders
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
Top tips for people on diets Jenny Tomei
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
Negative thoughts about food
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