HELP FOR CARERS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

There is overwhelming evidence that the best chance of helping a loved one overcome an eating disorder, is early intervention. Which means even if the eating disorder sufferer themselves isn’t ready to engage with the process of recovery, the carers can, and this can make all the difference.

Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions, and require knowledgable guidance, which can be gained through the opportunity of carer support/counselling. This space is not just about supporting carers, but education and guidance in the strategies that are proven to be most beneficial.

Over the life-course of the disorder, families can be put under enormous stress and relationships can become taut. It’s a tough time for everyone.

At EEDOS we can help you find a voice to talk to your loved one. Fear of making things worse can stop you from feeling able to talk about important subjects or things on your mind. You can learn how to broach tricky subjects such as mealtimes or weight loss/gain. It is important not to become powerless to the illness yet not overwhelm the sufferer, even if it is with love and kindness.

In severe cases, you may have had to give up your job in order to look after your loved one. In that case you may be entitled to a carers allowance.

Please click on the following link for more information about eligibility and application process. www.carersuk.org