Eating Disorders

Rewrite Your Story receives £1000 donation from John Lewis Partnership


Rachel Perrett (COO at Therapy Partners), Billy (Paws 2 Learn, therapy dog) and Alan Heyes (Founder/Trustee of Rewrite Your Story). ‘Rewrite Your Story, a specialist young people's mental health charity based in Maidstone, Kent has received a generous donation of £1000 from John Lewis Bluewater, the UK’s largest employee-owned business and parent company of John Lewis Partnership and Waitrose. The donation was made as part of John Lewis Partnership’s ‘Community Matters’ scheme, which offers each Partner (staff member) the opportunity to vote for a local charity (or community group) to receive a grant. With a current focus of ‘Health and [...]

Rewrite Your Story receives £1000 donation from John Lewis Partnership2024-02-20T13:15:58+00:00

Breast cancer in men


Around 400 men a year in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancerThis figure may seem low in comparison to the 55,000 women who are diagnosed with the disease every year, but this figure is still too high.Breast cancer in men is often discovered later, so it is vital that more men become aware of the causes and signs of breast cancer and what they can do to reduce their risk of getting this devastating disease.Find out more Key Facts sheet

Breast cancer in men2023-09-25T13:54:37+01:00

The Transformative Power of Nutrition


The Transformative Power of Nutrition: Insights from Therapy Partners' Presentation at Simon Stock School Introduction: Recently, the students at Simon Stock School in Maidstone were privileged to attend a thought-provoking presentation by our nutritionist, Hannah. Her engaging talk at their recent sports day focused on the profound connection between nutrition and mental health, captivating over 1000 students with her wealth of knowledge and expertise. In this blog, we will delve into the key takeaways from Hannah's presentation and explore the transformative power of nutrition on mental well-being. Understanding the Mind-Body Connection: Hannah's presentation began by emphasising the crucial link between [...]

The Transformative Power of Nutrition2023-08-01T09:43:53+01:00

Working in Partnership with The Molly McLaren Foundation


Our Work with The Molly McLaren Foundation A message from our founder Alan Heyes welcoming you to Mollyfest 2022 Thank you for visiting this webpage! I am delighted to welcome you all, both to this page and to Mollyfest 2022.  You may have found this page by using the QR code on the card available at the event. This is my third Mollyfest and I am delighted to be here. The Molly McLaren foundation has supported Rewrite Your Story and Therapy Partners by working in Partnership to offer life changing clinical support, both for young people and their families who [...]

Working in Partnership with The Molly McLaren Foundation2022-05-26T12:33:59+01:00

An interview with Rubie


Rubie Cousins developed an eating disorder at 16 and now, at the age of 30 celebrates a happy life with the help of counselling and supporting others with eating disorders and their recovery. 1. When did your eating disorder start? It started when my dad died from throat cancer. I guess that was the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak. I'm not saying that was the only reason why my eating disorder started but it was definitely a catalyst. I guess it was my way of controlling what was going on around me because everything else was out [...]

An interview with Rubie2021-02-24T10:02:22+00:00

Therapy Partners top tips to stay well when working from Home


Stay active Movement is important... particularly since we can’t go out, apart from our one episode of exercise. Doing quick bursts of exercise throughout the day will help, try dancing when you are cleaning the house or while waiting for the kettle to boil! Routine, exercise, and going outside if you have a garden if not try one of the online exercise classes. Get dressed and ready for work. This may initially appear absolutely pointless, but we often associate feelings with what normal activity for example pyjamas equal relaxed and work clothes equate to being productive, and we can change [...]

Therapy Partners top tips to stay well when working from Home2020-07-08T20:54:01+01:00

Sara’s story


Talking about my eating disorder publicly has really opened my eyes to how many people struggle with similar experiences. My eating disorder started when I went to University: the massive change, moving from a small country village to a large city, leaving my family behind. Suddenly everything was different and I desperately wanted to fit in. In the past I’d been bullied at school, I was terrified it might happen again. They say that an eating disorder develops more often in someone with a perfectionist nature and I believe this was the case for me. In the past, I’d always [...]

Sara’s story2020-07-08T20:52:55+01:00

Types of Eating Disorders


There are different types of eating disorders that are categorized by their symptoms and health affects. Anorexia Nervosa Symptoms include: Over evaluation of shape and weight and control Judging self-worth largely and even exclusively in terms of shape and weight and the ability to control Active maintenance of low body weight – less than 85% of that expected or a body mass index of 17.5 or below Inadequate food intake Fear of weight gain Obsession over weight and food Inability to understand the severity of the situation Bulimia Nervosa Symptoms include: Over evaluation of shape and weight Recurrent binge eating [...]

Types of Eating Disorders2020-07-08T20:52:57+01:00

Rubie’s story


I have been in recovery for 5 years now. A series of events occurred in my life, which were out of my personal control. The death of my Father pushed me over the edge and triggered my need to control something. In my case, I coped by controlling the one thing I could, my weight and what I ate. At the age of 18, I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. For me, my eating disorder wasn’t about being slim and fitting into what today’s ‘ideal’ is, the notion that thin is beautiful. Instead it gave me a focus, a form [...]

Rubie’s story2020-07-08T20:53:01+01:00
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