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We believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and it's crucial to address these issues to create a happier, healthier society. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing information, resources, and support for individuals struggling with a range of complex issues.

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Latest mental health and eating disorder articles

Discussing the link between LGBTQ+ people, mental health & eating disorders

LGBTQ+ people are more likely to develop serious mental health conditions and disordered eating. But why?

This article uncovers the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community and explores how we help to improve chances of recovery in a healthcare setting.

The impact of stress in relationships

This article explores the ways stress can negatively affect relationships and offers advice for building stronger connections.

Common misconceptions about eating disorders

This article clears up some of the most common misconceptions about eating disorders.


Bigorexia: eating disorders, men and the fitness industry

This article highlights the warning signs of muscle dysmorphia ('bigorexia') and gives advice on what to do should you need support.


Is my child suffering with their mental health?

We all want the best for our children and sometimes it can be hard to tell if they're struggling with their mental health.

The impact of social media on eating disorders

This article explores some of the ways social media can impact eating disorders - and what can be done to protect social media users.

Eating disorder treatment information for extended family

This article addresses concerns the extended family might have while a young relative is receiving treatment at our facility.

The physical effects of anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa has very serious physical effects and complications, as well as a devastating impact on psychological wellbeing.

This article discusses both the short and long-term effects of anorexia. There are immediate physical effects as the body struggles to function without the nutrients and fuel that it needs. The sufferer is also at risk of developing long-term and potentially life-threatening health problems, particularly if the condition is untreated for many years.

University anxiety

With such a big change it's possible to experience feelings of anxiety and other related problems when going to university.

Supporting someone via text

This article explores the ways you can support some via text if you can't be with them physically.

Eating disorders at Christmas

Supporting a family member with an eating disorder at Christmas presents multiple and very complex challenges.

Exercise during eating disorder recovery

The issue of exercise can cause a lot of worry and uncertainty when an individual is recovering from an eating disorder.

Eating disorders in transgender people

Various studies have shown that eating disorders are more common in the LGBTQ+ community than in the general population.

Eating disorder recovery

Recovery from an eating disorder is a long process which requires specialist, effective treatment, consistent support and time.

The physical effects of bulimia

People experiencing bulimia may covertly binge and purge, seeking to burn off the additional calories in an undesirable way. Binging is defined as consuming excessive amounts of food without self-control.

In this article, we break down:

  • Immediate physical signs of Bulimia
  • Long-term physical effects of Bulimia
  • Treatment and support
Meal prep and social support

An audit of meal preparation and social eating sessions at Newbridge has shown a consistent improvement for participants.

Having a child with anorexia - Anna's story

The mother of a 12-year-old who recently spent three months at Schoen Clinic Newbridge for inpatient treatment describes the experience.

Having a child with anorexia - Fiona's story

The mother of a 15-year-old who recently spent six months at Schoen Clinic Newbridge for inpatient treatment describes the experience.

Managing stress and burnout in a high-pressure workplace

This article explores how professionals can effectively manage stress and seek specialised treatment for burnout.

Eating disorders and Laxatives

Laxatives are a form of medication taken to treat constipation. Laxative misuse involves taking this medication to get rid of food in order to lose weight.

Eating disorders and self-harm

About a quarter of people with anorexia or associated eating disorders deliberately harm themselves. Early intervention is essential for recovery.

What is Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)?

ARFID is a relatively new term, which stands for avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, now officially recognised and described in diagnostic criteria.

It involves the avoidance of a large number of foods to the extent that there is nutritional deficiency and health impairment. There is an intense fear of many foods and this usually results in social disturbances, such as being unable to join friends for school dinners or meals out.