We recently spoke with Richard, a man who supported his wife throughout her eating disorder recovery. He shares what he learnt along the way, about himself and what was needed for their relationship to thrive, and provides hope for partners and carers also experiencing recovery alongside their loved ones.
A Guest Blogger uses her lived experience of an eating disorder to write a compassionate blog to those supporting their loved ones.
“I hope that this can be a voice for them too, letting you know what they need from you right now…”
Are you wondering how best to support a friend or a loved one in eating disorder recovery?
For people providing support and care this can be a confusing time. Our specialist guidance in this blog is set out to support you to offer helpful support and to deepen your awareness of this period.
At Orri, we understand the importance of the role of the caregiver and are aware of the demands this role may have on the carers’ lifestyle. If you find yourself caring for a loved one with an eating disorder, know we are here for you too.
For this year’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, we’d like to draw attention to the experience of having an eating disorder whilst being pregnant or having just given birth, and the unique complexities associated with this stage of life.
In effort to widen this non-judgemental, accepting space in which some of the more unspoken aspects of motherhood can be shared and considered, Orri spoke with Wednesday Child’s Perinatal Lead, Abigail Reynolds.