From patient to healing campaigner in her own words

From patient to healing campaigner in her own words

People with an eating disorder all have an individual journey. At Ellern Mede most of our patients leave us transformed, with the skills they need for a healthy future. There are many wonderful stories of transformation and many go on not only to heal themselves, but...
Why didn’t I know?

Why didn’t I know?

Maybe your weight is average, but you do have difficulties around eating. Many people are living with an emerging eating disorder, yet at times, neither family, GPs, nor the individual themselves, realise that an eating disorder is present. If you are interested in an...
Web founder’s warning

Web founder’s warning

Global action is required to tackle the web’s “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future”, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said in an open letter published on 11th March. On the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday, the web inventor reflected on how...
Awareness Week and Beth’s memories

Awareness Week and Beth’s memories

Beth’s letter to Ellern Mede marks both a personal special date AND Eating Disorders Awareness Week. “I am writing to you from my lovely island home, the beauty of which I now appreciate. I hope you are all well at Ellern Mede. I wanted to let you know how I am...
Family self-referral direct to CAMHS

Family self-referral direct to CAMHS

A major new CAMHS working model may have slipped under the radar last Summer as we have not heard a lot about it. But on 7 January 2019 an Oxfordshire CAMHS service published in their local newspaper, Banbury Guardian, that they are encouraging family self-referral...
A step up for students

A step up for students

Amber Jolley writes: “I’m here three days a week at Ellern Mede as a Student Social Worker; my second student placement. I started here mid-October 2018 and will finish towards the end of June 2019. My first few months here have been interesting and very much an eye...