Scottish Government Eating Disorder Review: A Summary and My Thoughts

In late March of this year, the Scottish Government released a report that reviewed the current state of eating disorder services available in Scotland. This review was announced in 2020 by Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health, following the eating disorder review carried out by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. This review was published … Continue reading Scottish Government Eating Disorder Review: A Summary and My Thoughts

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: The Misunderstood Reality of Binge Eating

Disclaimer: this post discusses Binge Eating Disorder, binge eating behaviour, the binge-purge cycle, the binge-restrict cycle, and other eating disorder behaviour. I do not, nor did I have Binge Eating Disorder, therefore I don't claim to know what the disorder is like other than research made for this post. This post is to deliver some … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week: The Misunderstood Reality of Binge Eating

Mental Health Literature: The Crown Season Four

Disclaimer: this post discusses eating disorders, specifically binge eating disorder, and bulimia. It also contains spoilers for season four of The Crown. Peter Morgan's historical royal drama, The Crown, is now in its fourth season and was premiered in the latter half of last year. It focuses on the stories that built the British royal … Continue reading Mental Health Literature: The Crown Season Four

A Guide to Cope at Christmas: Eating Disorders and Christmas

Disclaimer: this post discussed eating disorders. As those with eating disorders approach Christmas, there will be a long list of anxieties running through their minds, with most of them surrounding the abundance of different foods, and unwillingly relinquishing control around it. And, in the run up, many are looking for ways to cope. Looking back, … Continue reading A Guide to Cope at Christmas: Eating Disorders and Christmas

Bringing a Chair to the Table: Validating My Illness

As a mental health campaigner, namely in eating disorders, I have become involved in a community full of individuals with similar lived experiences of mental health such as depression, anxiety, and, of course, eating disorders. This community has allowed me to feel heard and supported. I have people to reach out to, and people reach … Continue reading Bringing a Chair to the Table: Validating My Illness

Being a Human of Scotland #ALLIANCEConf20

Outside of my blog, I have been a featured writer/contributor for some organisations involved in mental health, and overall health and social care. One of which is the Humans of Scotland series for Alliance Scotland. After writing an opinion piece on Pro-Ana content for Alliance, I was contacted to be part of this series to … Continue reading Being a Human of Scotland #ALLIANCEConf20

Five Years Later

I finally got some paint and began to refurbish my room. This meant a lot of looking through bags of old university things and other miscellanous items, and deciding if I should keep them. Yes, I did give the Marie Kondo if it sparks joy approach, and it turns out a lot of the stuff … Continue reading Five Years Later

Timing Your Calories

A quick disclaimer: this is perhaps a more emotional and quick post; a rant, if you will. This post will feature triggering language centred around exercise, calories, 'offsetting' your calories with exercise, and pro-eating disorder information. I wanted to get my feelings and thoughts out there, because this has really angered me. Have you opened … Continue reading Timing Your Calories

Just Five More Sets: The UK Lockdown and Eating Disorder-Related Exercise

It's been over a week since the UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown for 3 weeks to combat the coronavirus. The lockdown rules dictate that you cannot leave your house unless it's for medical need, exercise, caring for a vulnerable person, and food shopping (but as infrequently as possible.) In other words, … Continue reading Just Five More Sets: The UK Lockdown and Eating Disorder-Related Exercise

Stockpiling, Sickness, and Safe foods: Eating Disorders in a Pandemic

A few months ago, the first case of COVID-19 (or as it's more colloquially known: coronavirus) was discovered, and since then, it has spread like wildfire. So far, nearly 250,000 cases have been reported with just over 10,000 of those cases resulting in death. Fortunately, there are more survivors of the illness than deaths, but, … Continue reading Stockpiling, Sickness, and Safe foods: Eating Disorders in a Pandemic