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Therapy Room for Rent in Maidstone

2020-02-27T15:39:38+00:00

Therapy Partners are pleased to annouce we have a new Therapy Room for rent on a sessional basis at Maidstone Community Support Center, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone. The newly refurbished, tranquil and well equipped room is suitable for talking therapies for couples, small fmailes or individuals and meetings for between 2-4 people.  Close to public transport in the center of Maidstone – 5 mins from Maidstone East Train Station, long opening hours, private peaceful space, newly refurbished, free wifi. ammeneties include; Couch/sofa/recliner Table & chairs Tea & coffee facilities on site Receptionist Waiting area WiFi Wheelchair access off peak parking [...]

Therapy Room for Rent in Maidstone2020-02-27T15:39:38+00:00

Nutrition & Recovery

2020-02-27T15:08:36+00:00

A Nutritionist is able to consider any medical problems or risk factors in health that are consequential to an eating disorder. It is important to educate those at risk that when the body is malnourished it ‘shuts down’ the body systems that are not vital for survival. The body can go into a state of ‘stress’ which leads to decline in overall health, mood, immune function, growth and development, gastro-intestinal (GI) function, cognitive ability, hair and nail health just to name a few. A nutritionist can support eating disorder recovery by promoting dietary changes that are sustainable and providing positive [...]

Nutrition & Recovery2020-02-27T15:08:36+00:00

The Top 10 Nutritionally Rich Foods to Love!

2020-02-27T15:07:03+00:00

Blueberriesandraspberries:highinantioxidantcapacityandimmuneboostingthatare lower in sugar than many other fruits. Pistachios:thesearegreatbecausetheshellingprocesstakestimesoyouendupeating them slower. They contain fiber, biotin, B6, thiamine, folate, unsaturated fats and plant sterols making them nutritionally packed as well as tasty. Broccoli:per100gofbroccolitheyareonly34kcal,0.4gfat,highinpotassium,7gCHO, 2.8g protein, contain vitamins A, D, B12, C, B6, calcium and magnesium. Salmon:highinvitaminD,B12,selenium,omegas3and6(essentialfattyacids),B6, protein, phosphorus, potassium and biotin, is beneficial to heart and brain health and has been found to assist in weight regulation. Quinoa:proteinpackedgraintouseasahealthyalternativetoothergrains,isoneofthe most protein packed foods we can get (high useable protein) Bulgurwheat:richinslowdigesting,complexCHO,lowinfat,highinmagnesiumand dietary fiber and also a protein packed grain. Chiaseeds:topanythingyoucanwiththese.Theyhave6timesmorecalciumthanmilk and high in fiber, protein, omega 3 fatty acids. Kale:greatforaddingtomealsasasideortoamixture.ZEROFAT,greatforaiding digestion, high in [...]

The Top 10 Nutritionally Rich Foods to Love!2020-02-27T15:07:03+00:00

Eating Disorder: Signs to Look Out For

2020-02-27T15:04:52+00:00

Ongoing and repetitive dieting - Counting calories, converting to vegetarianism or veganism, skipping meals and cutting out entire food groups, drinking coffee and diet fizzy drinks to feel full. Obsession – obsessed with food. Looking up recipes, always cooking meals for others but not consuming them, rigidity (control) – not letting anyone else cook meals for them, eating at certain/set times, eating with small utensils e.g. tea spoon, taking extensive amounts of time to eat the food, constantly talking about food. Having the same/similar food every day. Avoidance - avoiding certain food groups, social situations where food maybe involved, saying [...]

Eating Disorder: Signs to Look Out For2020-02-27T15:04:52+00:00

Nutrition and my body

2020-02-27T14:59:48+00:00

Many people are subject to the common misconception that calories are made equal, but what they do and the benefit that they provide to the body is not the same. Our bodies need a vast mix of vitamins, minerals and fibre to function, and some foods offer us a higher nutrient density than others. For example, strawberries are a great source of vitamins C and K, fibre, folic acid, manganese, potassium and phytonutrients (which are what makes them bright red). You can therefore say a strawberry is nutrient dense. Bread on the other hand, as a processed product, is not; [...]

Nutrition and my body2020-02-27T14:59:48+00:00

Eating Disorder: Effects of bullying

2020-02-27T14:58:22+00:00

‘When a young person is bullied they can be left feeling isolated and not good enough, with low self-esteem. Sometimes the behaviour they develop can be a way of putting control back in to a world that they feel they don’t have any control in. This can manifest itself in disordered eating by overeating or restricting their eating to any unhealthy level.’– Sallie Kemp, TherapistUnfortunately, bullying in schools is more common than we like to admit. Below are a few statistics from the 2016 annual bullying survey.1.5 million young people (50%) have been bullied within the past year145,800 (19%) of these [...]

Eating Disorder: Effects of bullying2020-02-27T14:58:22+00:00

Eating Disorder: Help for your school or organisation

2020-02-27T14:57:25+00:00

There are more resources available to you to help recognise, support and treat those who need it. Rewrite Your Story offers training, awareness and prevention through educational seminars on how to recognise and support a young person with eating problems, alongside educational school assemblies, and one to one support. To enquire further email connect@rewriteyourstory.org.uk

Eating Disorder: Help for your school or organisation2020-02-27T14:57:25+00:00

Eating Disorder: Worried about a pupil or a patient?

2020-02-27T14:55:48+00:00

Teachers are on the frontline of eating disorder prevention and awareness. Daily interactions with children and young people, the demographic with the highest risk of developing eating disorders, put teachers and professionals in a unique position. There are plenty of subtle signs that someone you treat or teach could be suffering from or developing a potential eating disorder. Please see the warning signs on our ‘About Eating Disorders’ page. There are also some signs that might be more obvious to spot in school. They can include; Decreased concentration The brain struggles to function at its previous level if it does [...]

Eating Disorder: Worried about a pupil or a patient?2020-02-27T14:55:48+00:00

Eating Disorder: Reports & Guidelines

2020-02-27T14:54:06+00:00

Over the course of 2016/17 our colleagues at RWYS have been developing a groundbreaking whole system approach to supporting, promoting and protecting the emotional wellbeing of children and young people with eating disorders, their families and other professionals. PETS 1 & 2 Psycho-Educations Therapeutic INtervention Strategy (PETS for short) Is support that extends beyond the reach of traditional services, recognising that early intervention is key and early results support this. Read more about our pilot project and the outcomes we have achieved through PETS Interim report. Download it here. EEDR The European Eating Disorders Review journal (EEDR) is Beat’s bi-monthly academic [...]

Eating Disorder: Reports & Guidelines2020-02-27T14:54:06+00:00

Eating Disorder: Getting Help

2020-02-27T14:53:06+00:00

Getting Help... Therapy Partners Their team of qualified, friendly professionals offer a variety of services for those suffering from and affected by eating disorders, including group and individual therapy, training for schools and organisations, workshops and seminars. Visit the website Finding Help Find Get Give is an online directory of mental health support services that work with 13-25 year olds. One of the websites unique selling points is that young people can give feedback on the services they’ve received. Their database is constantly growing, and offers quick access to a range of services for different mental health issues. If you are [...]

Eating Disorder: Getting Help2020-02-27T14:53:06+00:00