This Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we’re reflecting on the male experience of eating disorders. This raises the question – what influences masculinity? Here, we explore the influence of archetypes and toxic masculinity, with a Jungian twist.
Men and eating disorders
Eating disorders don’t discriminate. We need to recognise the diversity within the demographic of people who struggle with an eating disorder so we can provide effective, safe and meaningful care.
Anger is a natural and important emotion, though it is often socially stigmatised. In this blog, we explore how to honour anger throughout eating disorder recovery.
“The advice I would give to other men who may be suffering is that there’s no reason to prolong their suffering. I went several years without actually believing that I had an eating disorder, and paid for it as a result”: for EDAW
Our Alumni client, Charlie, shares his experience of his eating disorder recovery with Orri’s treatment.
Andrew, Orri’s Specialist Eating Disorder Psychotherapist and Lead of Orri’s Men’s Group for male staff, shares his thoughts on how gender norms have developed over the years.
“My journey through treatment has given me the confidence that it’s ok to show vulnerability as a guy and share my emotions”
For Eating Disorders Awareness Week, our alumni client shares his experience of eating disorder treatment as a man.
In Orri’s eating disorder service, we treat every person who comes through our door or checks into our online programme – male, female, any gender – with respect for their individual journey. All are welcome, however they may show up.
This year, Eating Disorders Awareness Week is shining a light on men and eating disorders. We’re calling on the eating disorder community to remember your #BROS, along with a MANifesto, case studies, resources and more!
Visit an eating disorders clinic today and you’re likely to find that one in ten patients is male. Outside of medical settings, however, that number is thought to be far higher. Anecdotal evidence suggests that, of those living with an eating disorder in the UK,...
You are not alone. Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that begin in the mind and often severely impact the body. They do not discriminate, meaning that anyone can develop an eating disorder at any point in...
There is no “one way” to have an eating disorder. How they manifest both physically and mentally is unique to each individual, yet stereotypes and myths prevail that create barriers to individuals accessing help. Today we explore why men continue to face unique...
Adam Fare, expert by experience, kindly shares his thoughts and personal experience of navigating eating disorder treatment as a male. “Men get eating disorders too”. Words which have been used a lot, but with little real change or action. For Men’s Health Week, I...