Mother’s Day: Mums from our team share how they encourage good body image in their children

By Petya Eckler Mothers. They shape us in so many ways: from the genes we inherit, to the foods we learn to love (or hate!), to the family rituals we share in childhood and the worldviews we accept as our own. Mothers are also major role models for children’s body image development.    Many studies …

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COVID-19 and Eating Disorders: Has Lockdown Exacerbated the Problem?

by Piera Ramljak, University of Strathclyde psychology student It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021! Time to remind ourselves we can always learn more about the inside world of those around us. The “new normal” of the Covid-19 lockdowns has undoubtedly been a very challenging experience for most people, including those with mental health conditions and …

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Valentine’s Day: How to Avoid the Traps and Enjoy the Day

by Joanne Goodman, University of Strathclyde psychology student Valentine’s Day for many is an anticipated occasion filled with over-the-top affection, gifts and quality time with their partner. However those who find themselves single on the day, whether it be through personal choice, reasons  beyond their control (e.g. the current pandemic), or having a social anxiety …

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Eating Disorders in Sports: Are Athletes at Risk?

by Joanne Goodman, University of Strathclyde psychology student Freddie Flintoff: Living with Bulimia The documentary Freddie Flintoff: Living with Bulimia, which aired on BBC One in late September 2020, has received high praise by mainstream media (Sky News, BBC News, iNews) and social media alike (Metro, RadioTimes). Audiences have shared the documentary’s impact on their …

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