Eating Disorders Support (PETS)

Helping people rewrite mental health

Eating Disorders Support (PETS)2020-07-08T20:49:50+01:00

Supporting people with eating disorders was the catalyst for founding Rewrite Your Story, and as such, it is a cause very close to our hearts.

Even as the organisation expands, and we are able to support an ever-growing array of people in our local community, we are very passionate about raising awareness of and providing treatment for, those with eating disorders.

Many of the young people who have successfully completed treatment and are in recovery, remain involved in the organisation as ambassadors or even as therapists themselves!

We are pleased to work in partnership with The Molly McLaren Foundation to continue providing therapy and support for those in need.

How we got started – the PETS project

During 2016/17 we organised a pilot scheme funded by the NHS and conducted across Kent. The project focused on early intervention in Eating Disorders in Children and Young People. The outcomes evidenced that with peer support, training, school support and therapy, amazing improvements in mental health and wellbeing could be achieved. We reached over 2500 young people through School Assemblies and Presentations and provided vital eating disorder awareness to professionals.

Throughout the project it became apparent that the raising awareness and early intervention for children and young people struggling with their mental health was of paramount importance. We believe that by taking away the stigma that may surround these issues, and by offering psycho-educational support, we can normalise someone asking for help in respect of a mental health condition much in the same way that they would for a physical ailment.

 ‘Early intervention is of paramount importance as the chance of having a successful and positive outcome is more likely the less entrenched a client becomes within their behaviours. With this in mind we acknowledged that in fact “raising awareness” of mental health was equally important and we are now able to offer training in this area to help to increase awareness of the various struggles a young person may face, including Eating Disorders, Depression and anxiety, and the behaviours that may be adopted. This includes looking at possible triggers and thought processes that may occur in an individual. We also look at the impact that such behaviours may have on the individual themselves both physically and mentally. Included in this we also look at the potential effect that this may have on those around them, such as family members and friends.’ – Sallie Kemp, Therapist

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We believe that, with the right personalised support, anyone with a mental health need can live the life they want to live. It is our vision that everyone gets the personalised services and support they need.

To make this vision a reality, our mission is to help people achieve good physical and mental wellbeing and live life to the full.

We do this by providing mental health support services, ranging from ‘talking therapies’ for men, women, adults, families, children and young people to coaching Workplace wellbeing and Psychoeducational support and training, and all based on the principle of supporting every person, as an individual, towards their own goals and aspirations.

At RWYS we aspire to deliver the highest quality of care and support to individuals, couples children, young people and families. We do this by working alongside you to help you understand who you are, deciphering why you have made the decisions you have in life, learning how to make choices that suit you better and moving forward in life in ways that feel good.

Our aim is to make a real and lasting difference to the people we support by achieving positive outcomes and enabling as normal and fulfilling a life as possible.

Putting people first

Our business is about people, people who need hope and deserve a better future. It’s about finding the spark that enables each of the people we support to grow in self-worth and where possible, independence.

Being supportive

Being a non-judgemental  confidential and professional service  to the people we support to offer clinical interventions based on the latest scientific research and guidelines.

Acting with integrity

Taking responsibility, being honest in what we do and what we say, keeping it personal and real.

Striving for excellence

Questioning everything in a positive and constructive way and always striving to improve. By doing so, we can make things better for the individuals we support.

Being positive

Seeing potential, seeing what could be and not limitations. Being creative and trying out new things to find the best solutions that make it happen.

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