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...
Labradors that bring happiness to patients

Labradors that bring happiness to patients

Patients and staff at Ellern Mede can echo the BBC’s November story about Selkie the Labrador’s amazing contribution to childrens’ happiness. We have Silke the Labrador (above) and her companion, Indie, who like Selkie, are not trained therapy dogs but have had a...
UK workers to get mental health support

UK workers to get mental health support

A broken mind is no less a medical condition than a broken leg. UK companies agree. Psychiatrists have called for physical and mental health to be regarded and treated with the same importance and attitudes for decades. In the last five years, political pledges and...
Do rising treatment numbers indicate earlier intervention?

Do rising treatment numbers indicate earlier intervention?

The referral into treatment of not only eating disorders, but other related illnesses among young people is on an upward trend when we consider statistics from NHS Digital. “This may be a very positive trend if it indicates that treatment is being provided to more...
I’ll be there for you: video

I’ll be there for you: video

Ellern Mede supports families because when an eating disorder affects one member of the family it has a ripple effect that challenges every aspect of family life and all family relationships; friend relationships too. We are so often asked ‘how do we deal with this?’...
ED is not just about weight

ED is not just about weight

“Striving for a world in which doctors measure psychological distress, rather than stones, pounds and ounces,” is the suggested way that the Government’s Mental Health Champion, Natasha Devon, MBE, recommends we improve our approach to eating disorders. In a blog...