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EDIP – S3 EP4 – What effect has COVID had on treatment delivery?

As you know, this series of the podcast is taking a look at eating disorder provision in the UK and the last 12 months under the shadow of the COVID pandemic has been a challenge to say the least – both in terms of service provision but also in terms of how families and those with eating disorders have had to adapt to manage their illness.

We’ve seen lots in the media about the impact of COVID on those with eating disorders and how services have had to change the way they deliver services.. and lots of reports use words such as ‘devastating’ and ‘dangerous’ to describe what’s happening.. but are all of the changes in service provision bad or have some services adapted and moved to providing treatment more effectively?

In today’s episode, I’m talking to Emily Elson – who has lived experience of an eating disorder, is the Chair of the Patient Public Involvement and Engagement Committee (PPIE) for the First Steps ED charity and is also a board Trustee.

Today, Emily and I talk about a joint survey that she co-ordinated between Beat, the UK’s national eating disorders charity, FEAST, a global organisation supporting families of those with eating disorders and First Steps ED, A UK based charity who also supports those with eating disorders and their families.

The purpose of the survey is to examine the impact of COVID on those with eating disorders. Emily shares the background of the survey, why it has been commissioned and how you can be part of it. If you’d like to be part of the survey,  be quick.. the last day for completing the survey is 21st MARCH 2021– To access the survey, click the link or copy & paste.. bit.ly/3oAd7Yc

If you’d like more information about the services mentioned, the details are listed below..

Emily Elson – @PeriodsPower

First Steps ED – https://firststepsed.co.uk/

F.E.A.S.T – https://www.feast-ed.org/

BEAT – https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/


If you’d like to add your voice to the discussion, contact the Eating Disorder Insights Podcast on:

Email:- eatingdisorderinsights@gmail.com

Twitter:- @ED_Insights_Pod

Voice Message:https://www.speakpipe.com/eatingdisorderinsights

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“Modern Jazz Samba” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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“Samba Stings” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – Series 2 Episode 5 – About your GP – NHS or Private Treatment?

How do you choose between using an NHS service or seeking out private treatment? In this episode, we will explore the issue of treatment choice and take a look at the options that might be available to you in each treatment setting. As a professional, I see many families who find themselves trying to make such a decision, trying to navigate the wealth of services that offer wide-ranging treatments for eating disorders and the common factor is that they all want the best for their child. In this episode, I’ll help you to think about how to make the best choice for you and we’ll consider some of the possible benefits and pitfalls that you need to look out for.

There is no hard and fast rule about which is the best option – this is very much an individual choice based on your unique family needs. But it’s very important that you make the right choice and to do this, you’ll need lots of information… so sit back and listen…

As a helping hand, these are some of the links to the services I discuss in the podcast.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy  – BACP

British Psychological Society  – BPS

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NICE Guidelines for the treatment or Eating Disorders

And not forgetting the incredible Eva Musby ..