Many Fixers have struggled with eating disorders ... and are trying to make a difference by passing on their experience. This ‘ISSUES’ area of the Fixers website pulls together their stories, as well as those of experts, support groups and family members. If you’re struggling with an eating disorder – or want to support someone who is - this website is for you.
Fixers is all about young people using their past to fix the future. Here you can meet many young people who have drawn on their own experience of eating disorders to change attitudes, improve treatment, and create a better environment for others. Their honesty, clarity and intelligence goes to the heart of the issue and throws light on the dark recesses of a difficult journey.
The Caldwell family of Carnmoney generously agreed to share their experience of Jordan’s eating disorder, so that other families are better equipped to cope. Their recorded discussions are often emotional, and always open and honest. This is how one family pulled together around a loved one … and provides an example to other families, supporters and professionals.
Several renowned experts have contributed to this website, including Prof Janet Treasure OBE, an acknowledged world leader and well-known author on the subject, Dr Dasha Nicholls of the Eating Disorders Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Prof Glenn Waller of Sheffield University. They provide a simple and priceless guide to eating disorders, their nature and their treatment.
A handful of dedicated people tirelessly provide support and guidance to those who are coping with eating disorders. Sam Thomas is the energetic founder of Men Get Eating Disorders Too, who has become the ‘voice’ of male eating disorders. Lorna Garner runs Beat, the UK’s leading charity and first stop website. Jane Smith is Chief Executive Officer at Anorexia & Bulimia Care, a national organisation that supports people with eating disorders and their families. They generously provide an overview of the way society deals with the issue.
Fixing Eating Disorders is organised by Fixers.
Part of the Feel Happy Fix series brought to you by The Public Service Broadcasting Trust.