Young minds blog

Recently I was asked to write a blog for Young Minds – a UK charity which aims to help young people with all kinds of mental illness to overcome boundaries and find support to help them live life to the full. I said yes (of course!), but then came the difficult task of choosing what to write. There is so much I could talk about when it comes to Anorexia alone, let alone mental health in general.

I decided to talk about the recent figures in the news, which revealed that cases of eating disorders in teenagers has doubled within the space of just 4 years. I was saddened by this – because I would hope that this is something we could improve, not worsen, with supposedly better awareness and increased provision on the NHS. Clearly, we’re doing something wrong.

I wanted to focus on the cause of EDs specifically in my article – you can read it here. I speak a lot about my own personal experience – but I’d love to know if you agree (or disagree) with my thoughts. As always, please get in touch as I love to hear from you.

More blogs to come for YM – so again, if you have a ‘hot topic’ you’d like me to cover, then please let me know!