cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Re: INFOBUS: Eating Disorders & Body Image

Great response Bubblez... it can be really hard to know what to do, or know the right thing to say to a friend.  As it was mentioned, sometimes people can be in denial for a very long time before they can identify that what they are experincing is a really serious problem.  Listening and supporting them and encouraging them to seek help (gently) as well as being non judgemental is really important.  It's important as a friend or carer to understand that you can't fix the problem for your friend and whilst this can be really frustrating, understanding that they are going through something really serious and just being a consistent, positive person in their life can be an incredible support and comfort to someone living with an eating disorder (they can be so isolating!)

Highlighted

Re: INFOBUS: Eating Disorders & Body Image

Once again great discussion! 

 

Here's the next one 

 

Where can we go for help if we are concerned about thoughts about food, excercise or bodies - either for ourselves or someone else"

Re: INFOBUS: Eating Disorders & Body Image

Thanks for coming along, Adrianhempfing! Glad you got something out of the discussion, we definitely appreciated your contribution! Smiley Happy
Hope to see you around again in the future. Smiley Happy
Have a good night.

Re: INFOBUS: Eating Disorders & Body Image

Hey adrianh: great to have your contributions tonight, take care

Re: INFOBUS: Eating Disorders & Body Image

@adrianhempfing - THANK YOU for joining in the discussions. Have a good night!

Re: INFOBUS: Eating Disorders & Body Image

Fozzie, it can be really hard when you have a loved one battling an Eating Disorder.  The other suggestions provided are really fantastic and I would also encourage you to contact the Butterfly Support Line as this service is also there to help people caring and supporting a loved one or friend.  You can establish a support for yourself through the support line, it can be a positive way and place to vent and air your concerns and frustrations.  

Re: INFOBUS: Eating Disorders & Body Image

Where can we go for help if we are concerned about thoughts about food, excercise or bodies - either for ourselves or someone else

 


GPs or youth health centres are always a good staring points, psychologist and dieticians can also help with these things.

 

I'm keen to hear if there are any fab resources around or suggestions of where to get some help improving body image... anyone? Is that just a psychologist kind of thing or are there other places around that might have some tips?

dk

Re: INFOBUS: Eating Disorders & Body Image

Psychologist was the one for us. Would suggest if you dont 'click' with the first one try another until you feel comfortable opening up

Re: INFOBUS: Eating Disorders & Body Image

great suggestions Georgie, also if you are at school, a school counsellor can be a great help... And online services such as Butterfly Foundation (who have a support line and email service), Kids Help Line and Lifeline are great services too! We will post a whole list of resources at the end of the discussion!

 

Great point dk... Not everyone clicks with the first psychologist they meet with. 

 

 

Re: INFOBUS: Eating Disorders & Body Image

So we touched on this a little bit before, but our second last question is "toxic fat talk " can have a big impact on our thoughts and feelings. How can we challenge this type of talk in our everyday lives?

Online Community Manager

ReachOut.com