Social media – helpful or harmful for recovery?

Have you ever questioned if social media is subconsciously expanding your thought patterns, behaviours and beliefs in a positive and/or negative way? Social media provides us with the ability to connect with those who live away from us, keep up to date with news of the world, and provide us with a sense of connection…

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Sleep and Mental Health

One of the first things to be pushed aside during our busy lives is sleep. It is important to remind yourself that sleep is essential for both your physical and mental health. Frequent loss of sleep can contribute to higher levels of anxiety, inability to cope with stress, and decreased physical and cognitive performance. A…

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Real words from lived experience of Family Based Treatment

Article: “I’m still here but no one hears you” A qualitative study of young women’s experiences of persistent distress post family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Conti et all (2021) Family-based treatment (FBT) is the current treatment of choice for adolescent AN. This handout includes comments from individuals and their family, of their lived experience…

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Questions to ask a Potential Therapist

Finding and engaging with a new therapist for help with eating disorder recovery can be challenging. Here are some useful questions to ask when you are searching for a potential therapist. It will be helpful to know upfront what education, knowledge, skills, interests and experience a provider has so that they can provide the right…

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Myrtle Oak Clinic Coronavirus Update

Myrtle Oak Clinic is committed to delivering services in a safe, practical and innovative way during the coronavirus pandemic. How will we do that? We ask all clients, staff and visitors not to come to clinic if they have cold or flu like symptoms or have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of…

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Introduction to Mindfulness

Anyone who has visited a book shop or department store in the last 12 months will be familiar with mindfulness colouring books. They have taken the world by storm, with adults and children alike enjoying them. But did you know that colouring in has been used in mental health wards for years to calm patients…

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How can an eating disorder Dietitian Help?

Dietitians are trained health professionals who can provide a thorough dietary assessment, explore your relationship with food, eating and your body and provide nutrition support in line with your needs and goals. Dietitians have proven competency in the the area of nutritional science and must have completed a four-year Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here…

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