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Anorexia programme gives patients a fighting chance

10 March 2015

Mental Health Practice


‘HOW ON earth did I manage and cope – and survive? The “rules” that you govern yourself with in this relentless illness push you to the limits. No matter how bad it...

Outreach service helps young people with eating disorders

06 March 2012

Nursing Children and Young People


Parents can become upset whenever a child falls ill, but it may be especially distressing if that child develops an eating disorder and has a malnourished...

Number of men seeking help for anorexia is increasing

10 October 2012

Mental Health Practice


John Evans’s nickname at school was ‘doughnut’ and he was bullied for being overweight. After he started university at 18 his self-esteem was so low that his...

Taking control of anorexia together

25 February 2015

Nursing Standard


Many people with anorexia receive inadequate treatment for what is a debilitating, relentless and life-threatening illness. In Lincolnshire an innovative nurse-led...

Eating disorders that fall short of anorexia or bulimia are on the rise among teenagers

26 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

The incidence of eating disorders in the UK increased significantly in 2000-2009, according to a study that highlights the importance of disorders that are not...

The long road

09 March 2010

Nursing Standard


In the fifth article on the management of change, Joy Jones describes how she improved services for people with eating disorders, while Stephen Wright explores the...

Survey of students from an eating disorders programme

08 August 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To survey former students of the English National Board N46 eating disorders programme at Anglia Polytechnic University, since its introduction in 1994. Method...

Caring for young people with eating disorders in the acute medical setting

01 February 2005

Paediatric Nursing


As part of initial education to become a children’s nurse, time is allocated to studying common mental health conditions in children and young people. There may also...

Carers’ experiences of caring for a loved one with an eating disorder

09 November 2017

Mental Health Practice

Eating disorders

Background Carers of people with an eating disorder describe feelings of stress, anxiety, isolation and hopelessness. Aim To explore the needs of carers who support...

An audit of training, competence and confidence among clinicians working in eating disorder services

01 November 2004

Mental Health Practice


The need for mental health professional education and training is highlighted in numerous government documents on mental health (DoH 1995, Welsh Assembly Government...