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Invicta Grammar School Mental Health Ambassadors for a Better Future

By |March 6, 2024|Categories: Mental Health, News|

Invicta Grammar School Mental Health Ambassadors for a Better Future Join Us in Shaping a Healthier, Happier Tomorrow for Everyone!  Expression of Interest Be the Change for a brighter future In a world where mental health often takes a backseat, we invite you, the bright minds of Invicta Grammar School, to lead the way towards a future where mental wellness is prioritised. We're searching for passionate young individuals to [...]

Celebrating Our Journey

By |February 1, 2024|Categories: Mental Health, News|

Celebrating Our Journey: A Tribute to Men 2 Groups and the Path Forward with Mentell As we turn the pages of our collective journey, it's essential to pause and reflect on the paths we've traversed and the bridges we're crossing into new beginnings. The Men 2 Groups have been a beacon of hope and solidarity for many since their inception in September 2019, a time when the world seemed [...]

No More Blue Mondays

By |December 5, 2023|Categories: Mental Health, News|

Unlock your Happiness in 2024 with Rewrite Your Story: Introducing our New Psychoeducational Therapist-Led Group starting in January 2024! Life can be a rollercoaster, with ups and downs that impact our mood and well-being. Whether it's challenges in relationships, a tough day at work, financial stress, or parenting troubles, Rewrite Your Story is here to help you navigate through it all and discover the path to happiness. Starting in [...]

Rewrite Your Story receives £1000 donation from John Lewis Partnership

By |October 4, 2023|Categories: Eating Disorders, fundraising, Mental Health, News|

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 [...]

Breast cancer in men

By |July 31, 2023|Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health, News|

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 [...]

The Transformative Power of Nutrition

By |July 31, 2023|Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health, News|

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 [...]

The Power of Therapy for Children and Young People in the UK

By |June 21, 2023|Categories: fundraising|

Rewrite Your Story: The Power of Therapy for Children and Young People in the UK Children and young people go through a lot of changes and challenges as they grow up. They may face difficulties in their personal relationships, academic performance, or emotional and mental health. These challenges can leave them feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or depressed, and affect their ability to function in their daily lives. This is [...]

Raise Money For Your Charity

By |June 4, 2023|Categories: fundraising|

Raise Money For Your Charity With A Free Gifts In Wills Service Legacy pledges are becoming ever more important to charities, which is why FreeWills actively support many non-profit organisations to make it as easy as possible for their supporters to leave a legacy. Over £95 million has now been pledged to numerous charities via Wills written on the FreeWills website. FreeWills gifts in Wills Service is completely free [...]

Frank Brake Community Fund

By |April 18, 2023|Categories: fundraising|

Frank Brake Community Fund Awards £6,000 To Rewrite your story to Support Children, Young People, and Teachers! We are thrilled to announce that the Frank Brake Community Fund has awarded us a generous grant of £6,000 to rewrite your story in order to better support children, young people, and teachers. With this funding, we will be able further roll out our whole school approach engaging with local schools offering [...]

Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust

By |March 30, 2023|Categories: fundraising|

Rewrite your story receives continuous funding from the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust At Rewrite Your Story, we are dedicated to supporting the mental health of young people and their families. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to a generous donation from The Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust. We were pleased to find out that we had been successful in securing continuous funding for the next  3 years to [...]

Working in Partnership with The Molly McLaren Foundation

By |May 23, 2022|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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 [...]

An interview with Rubie

By |February 24, 2021|Categories: Eating Disorders, News|

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 [...]

Greetings from Alan…

By |December 18, 2020|Categories: News|

I'd like to thank everyone who has donated and supported the charity, particularly over the last 12 months. Since we launched three years ago, our services have grown to provide accessible (1-7 days between referral and initial assessment) and affordable mental health support to everyone – individuals, couples, families, and community groups. This year, we have supported over 1500 clients, including children and young people, individuals, couples, and families - and delivered [...]

Our first Men2 Podcast

By |October 14, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|

Our first Men2 Podcast. Our men's mental health group, MEN2 has grown from strength to strength. Members meet weekly in a safe environment (currently online) to talk about their own personal mental health journey and the challenges they face. Member and advocate, Dan Moss has this to say about the group. 'We all know about the supposed stigma with regards to men's mental health, and with us having been [...]

Therapy Partners top tips to stay well when working from Home

By |March 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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. [...]

Sara’s story

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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 [...]

Types of Eating Disorders

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Rubie’s story

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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 [...]

Living With Diabulimia – The world’s most dangerous eating disorder

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

In the UK, 400,000 people live with type 1 diabetes, meanwhile Canadian research suggests as many as 60% of female type 1 sufferers have experienced an eating disorder by age 25. You don’t get a day off when you’ve got diabetes. Every day is about blood sugar levels, needles and numbers. When you’ve got diabetes and an eating disorder, well, that’s a lot of numbers dictating your life, from [...]

Young people ‘not receiving mental health care they need’

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|

An interesting review from the Care Quality Commision (CQC) has highlighted that almost 40% of specialist child and adolescent services needed improvement. Therapy Partners & Rewrite Your Story are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, providing quality, confidential and accessible services. Young people are facing long waiting times and unequal access to mental health services, a review by the Care Quality Commission [...]

Thriving at Work Report Released

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|

Therapy Partners and Rewrite Your Story are proud to announce that Wayne Goodwin, Therapy Partners’ Trainer, was invited to 10 Downing Street to collaborate on the newly released report, Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers Thriving at Work sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain in and thrive through work. In Wayne’s own words; [...]

RWYS Fun Run over £800 Raised

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders, fundraising|

On the sunny but cold Saturday 28th October morning, the Rewrite Your Story team were up and out early at Mote Park, setting up and getting ready for our very first charity run & walk. We were nervous and excited and ready to have fun – and what a day it was! You turned up with your smiling faces and ready to run to raise awareness for our charity, [...]

Successful Assembly to 180 Raises Awareness Across School

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

Therapy Partners’ Sallie Kemp and Rubie Cousins recently visited Mayfield Grammar School for Girls to deliver an interactive assembly about Eating Disorders and Body Image to 180 girls. It’s main aim; Raise as much awareness as possible about eating disorders, how and why they develop, what role society plays in this and how to get help. Rubie, one of Rewrite Your Story trustees, who shared her story through the [...]

PETS Pilot Project Summary and Full Report Now Available!

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

The PETS (Psycho-Educational Therapeutic Intervention strategy) project which inspired the launch of Rewrite Your Story, has published an Executive Summary Report and a Full Report of the project’s outcomes, outlining the 3 different areas of three-dimensional multi-faceted support offered to young people and their families throughout the project; TARGETED SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS on a one-to-one basis by providing 20 sessions of solution-focused, evidence-based CBT-E therapy within a week of referral at [...]

Eating disorders: NHS reports surge in hospital admissions

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

An article in The Guardian has highlighted the issues with the NHS services for eating disorders, the increase in referalls especially in children and young people under the age of 19, and that the system is just not working.  The number of admissions to hospital of patients with potentially life-threatening eating disorders has almost doubled over the past six years, amid warnings from experts that NHS services to tackle [...]

Rewrite Your Story Fundraising Continues!

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

We couldn’t be prouder of our Nutritionist Hannah Burton here at Therapy Partners, Rewrite Your Story! Not least because she never stops tirelessly fundraising for our children and young people! Last Wednesday 21st February, Hannah organised the Meopham Players Jungle Book showing, an exclusive first showing of the fantastic play in Meopham, especially in aid of RWYS. Thank you to all those who made an effort to sell tickets, [...]

Therapy Room for Rent in Maidstone

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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, [...]

Nutrition & Recovery

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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, [...]

The Top 10 Nutritionally Rich Foods to Love!

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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 [...]

Eating Disorder: Signs to Look Out For

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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 [...]

Nutrition and my body

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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, [...]

Eating Disorder: Effects of bullying

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

‘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, Therapist Unfortunately, bullying in [...]

Eating Disorder: Help for your school or organisation

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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

Eating Disorder: Worried about a pupil or a patient?

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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. [...]

Eating Disorder: Reports & Guidelines

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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 [...]

Eating Disorder: Getting Help

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

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 [...]

Eating Disorder: Resources

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

Here you will find links to helpful websites and services specifically aimed at helping those with and affected by eating disorders. Book an eating disorder awareness training for your school or organisation – Recommended books and guidance Eating Disorders: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People (CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families) – Simon G Gowers and Lynne Green Overcoming Binge Eating: A Comprehensive Guide to Symptoms, [...]

Impacts of an Eating Disorder: Carers, family and friends

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

As a family member, friend or carer of someone suffering from an eating disorder, you are not alone. Eating disorders can have a huge impact on the lives of the people around the sufferer, which is why support, counselling, individual and family therapy is very important to help with some of the feelings and emotions that arise. These can include; Self blame Depression Shame Sense of loss Confusion and [...]

Impacts of an Eating Disorder

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

Being consistently underweight can cause long term health problems, will affect all your body systems including your physical, psychological and social functioning and even change the way you are as a person. Some of the effects described here are direct effects of sustained under-eating rather than a low weight and can affect anyone who is markedly under-eating regardless of their weight. PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS Thinking -  Your brain needs a [...]

Effects and consequences

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

Being consistently underweight can cause long term health problems, and have an effect on all of your bodily functions, including physically, psychologically and socially. Psychological effects Thinking: Difficulty in decision making Pre-occupation with food Disinterest in hobbies and activities Less spontaneous Feelings: Easily irritated or upset Isolated from friends and family Unwilling to maintain friendships Behaviour: Obsessional, ritualised behaviour and routines Setting rigid rules around what you must not [...]

Body image

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorders|

‘To lose confidence in one’s body, is to lose confidence in oneself’ – Simone de Beauvoir (writer, activist) In our current society, we are bombarded with images of what we are supposed to look like and are presented with an unrealistic, warped ideal of what beautiful is. Social media, television, celebrity culture and the media reinforce the notion that we are not good enough, telling us how we need [...]

Types of eating disorders

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

A Christmas Toolbox – Coping at Christmas with an Eating Disorder

By |December 1, 2019|Categories: Eating Disorders|

It’s that time of year again, the shops are full of Christmas Fayre, the lights are lit, and pretty much anyone dealing with an eating disorder in their midst will be trying to quell that nervous feeling that Christmas is around the corner. So here is our Christmas Toolbox. There are lots of different ideas so pick and choose those that might work in your household. Please feel free to [...]

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