Eating Disorder

Mental Health Act - Unethical Paternalism?

Rhiannon Morgan | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Morgan

The MHA should only be used as a last resort as a safeguard for any forms of harm as it deprives an individual from their liberty. If a patient is well enough to return home to their own freedom and independence, then they should have that option. I have strong views on this, having experienced it first hand.

No Wonder We're Obsessed With Weight Loss!

Abi S. Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

On typing 'anorexia' into Google, the third predictive suggestion that comes up is 'anorexia tips'; I don't think it is a weight problem that we have, I think it is a deeply ingrained social one that is having a devastating effect on national health.

An Open Letter to Lisa Burrow - Editor of Closer Magazine

Wil Colquhoun | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wil Colquhoun

During research for a recent project in which I explored the issue of Anorexia, I happened to pick up an issue of Closer magazine. I could not believe how damaging every single spread was, it is no wonder that body image concerns are becoming such a problem...

Mother And Stepfather Convicted Of Murdering Four-Year-old Boy

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A callous mother and stepfather who battered to death a four-year-old boy after subjecting him to six months of systematic starvation and "incomprehen...

Skinny and Boring

Harriet Williamson | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

This buck-passing attitude, the 'oh but the top agencies send us these skeletal models' and the 'oh but the designers only make the clothes in tiny sample sizes' circular evasion has to stop. Someone needs to take responsibility and step up to the table on this one.

The End of Standardised Beauty?

Johanna Sartori | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Johanna Sartori

There is a whole feminist argument to be had about why in 2013, women are still enslaved to a male version of what we should apparently look like, but more importantly perhaps there is also a very dangerous effect of the drive to fit a standard aesthetic; namely the rise of eating disorders.

From Vanity to 'Thinspiration': Samantha Brick Has Become a Problem

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

Putting the intense pity felt for someone whose self-respect can be measured in kilograms aside for one moment, Brick's unambiguous and deliberate tying of self-worth to waist size is problematic; particularly when the clear implication is that girls should be dieting from the age of 12.

How To Spot The Signs Of An Eating Disorder

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

HuffPost UK Lifestyle caught up with b-eat, the world's largest eating disorder charity, to find out how to spot the tell-tale signs of the condition....

Dear Anna Soubry... You're Wrong

Rob Lyons | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Lyons

The newish minister for public health probably thought she was being sympathetic with her comments about obesity and the poor. But she was really just revealing her prejudices.

Recovering Anorexic Can Only Eat Chocolate Mousse And Custard After Bullies Left Him Afraid Of Solid Food

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

Source: Barcroft Media Recovering anorexic Marc Corn only eats chocolate mousse and custard since childhood bullies left him with a fear of solid ...

Body Image Education

Jo Swinson | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Politics
Jo Swinson

As a society, we need to open up a conversation about our bodies. We need to ensure that body image and media literacy education remain high up on the political agenda by encouraging initiatives like those organised by Body Gossip.