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Yes, I got to the other side of my anorexia, but Id have got there so much more quickly if Id known all I do now. Every day, new insights emerge. Each of us can add to that wisdom. Do check out my latest blogs, podcasts and videos… and be part of this vibrant, growing community.

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Tips On How To Deal With Calories Going On Menus

By Understanding Eating Disorders
Calories will be on menus when visiting restaurants, cafes and takeaways with more than 250 employees. Many people will be supportive of such a policy, however the benefits of putting calories on menus has still yet to be proven. Putting calories on menus may promote obsessive calorie counting, and can maintain restrictive eating patterns, and heighten eating disorder behaviours by...
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BBC Radio London Interview

By Understanding Eating Disorders
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...
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The JenUp Podcast

By Podcasts
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...
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Exposed – the five gaps in the system

By The Big Picture
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...
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Understanding the different types of eating disorders

By Understanding 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...
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