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Posted On: 25th Sep 2015

Fixing Eating Disorders Website

The Fixing Eating Disorders website
The Caldwell family show others they're not alone
World-renowned experts share their knowledge on the site

Fixers has launched a ground-breaking new website to offer support and information to those struggling with eating disorders and the family and friends dedicated to helping them.


It tells the real-life stories of 16 to 25-year-olds, who are sharing their experiences of illnesses including anorexia and bulimia, to try to change attitudes and improve treatment for others.


Carnmoney Fixer, Jordan Caldwell, who developed anorexia at the age of 12 and is now in recovery, is among the young people featured.

In a section entitled ‘At Home With The Caldwells’, he speaks to his family in a series of emotional interviews that show the impact of his illness on those around him.


His mum, Siobhan, says: ‘It’s your worst nightmare.


'When you have a child and you bring them into the world, you never imagine you’re going to have to watch them suffer.


‘Anorexia is the most horrible illness that I have ever come across. If it was a person, I’m afraid I would be in jail because I’d kill it if I could.’

The site also includes contributions from world-renowned experts on eating disorders.

 

To visit the website, click on the image below.




The ‘Fixing Eating Disorders’ website follows the successful Feel Happy (Eating) Fix, which saw young people gather at an event in London, supported by the Wellcome Trust, to share their stories and help make positive change.

Visitors to the site can hear questions answered by representatives from eating disorder charities Beat and MGEDT, as well as Professor Janet Treasure OBE, an acknowledged world expert and well-known author on the subject, Dr Dasha Nicholls of the Eating Disorders Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Professor Glenn Waller from Sheffield University.

‘If I could say one thing to somebody with an eating disorder, it would be to do something about it now - don't wait,’ explains Professor Waller.

'Don't assume it will suddenly go away or that there will be a miracle. This will persist unless you do something about it.'

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Click here to visit the Fixing Eating Disorders website.

 

Author: N. Farooq

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