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Someone said I was fat (video)

Updated: May 3

This video is for teachers to use in schools and services for young people

Introducing "Someone said I was fat": A helpful video resource for navigating body image

"Someone said I was fat" is an essential video resource designed to support children and young people as they navigate the complexities of body image and the onset of disordered eating. Developed with careful consideration for the developmental stages of young minds, this video is ideally suited for viewers aged 10 to 16, acknowledging that individual growth varies.

This impactful video is not only intended for classroom settings but also serves as a valuable resource for youth organizations such as Guides groups. Our aim is to reach as many young individuals as possible, providing them with valuable insights and tools to navigate these challenging topics. Accompanying resources have been meticulously crafted to facilitate meaningful discussions, tailored to different age groups.

The narratives within the video are deeply personal, shared by contributors who bravely confronted anorexia during their formative years. Two of the contributors to the film developed anorexia during their first year in secondary school. One contributor explains how she was admitted for inpatient treatment at a time, aged 12, before she really understood what an eating disorder was or had an opportunity to learn about the issues at school. Their stories shed light on the realities of living with an eating disorder, offering poignant reflections on their journeys to recovery.

The video is built around the thoughts and reflections of four young people who were treated at Schoen Clinic Newbridge for anorexia. Three are female, one is male and they were all under the age of 16 when they developed anorexia. Schoen Clinic Newbridge is an eating disorders centre in the West Midlands for young people aged 11 to 18.

Please reach out to our caring team at Schoen Clinic if you need support for yourself or a loved one. Our specialists in London, Birmingham and York offer highly specialised treatments for children, teens and adults.

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