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For Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Karen and Kerrie hosted a webinar with Dr Charlynn Small and Dr Mazella Fuller, co-editors of the new book, Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders, A Clinician’s Guide. At the end of the panel discussion, Karen shared recommended reading and workbooks for working with Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities. For those who were unable to attend the webinar – or who didn’t have time to jot down the recommendations! – here they are.

Calm as Ever: Black Women Self Care Journal (90 Days) of Gratitude and Self Love

  This 90 day journal encourages women to make themselves a priority and includes practical activities to help reflect their journeys of self care.

Cocoa Girl

  Cocoa is an educational tool that teaches children about black culture whilst profiling black role models. These magazines help to build a strong community for young Black girls and boys who are often misrepresented by mainstream media. Founder Serlina launched the UK’s first magazine to celebrate Black girls, Cocoa Girl. Giving Black children a voice whilst educating the community about the Black culture.

Anorexia Nervosa and Family Therapy in a Chinese Context

  Over a ten-year period, Professor Ma carried out cross-disciplinary research in Hong Kong focused on the effectiveness of structural family therapy for Chinese patients suffering from anorexia nervosa. She found that though the Chinese patients received the same diagnosis as their Western counterparts, their experiences throughout the stages of the disease differed significantly due to interpersonal contexts and subjective cultural factors. The present collection synthesizes this clinical experience into a culturally specific, socially relevant, and clinically useful family treatment model for patients.

Mom and Teen: An Activity Journal and Diary for Mother and Daughter

  This mother daughter journal celebrates the joy of motherhood by encouraging a strong mother and daughter bond. Includes activities and colouring pages, guided prompts and provides plenty of free space for writing about whatever comes to your mind. The perfect tool to help build mother-daughter relationships.

Exhale: A Self Care Coloring Book | Celebrating Black Women, Brown Women and Good Vibes

  This diversity inspired self-care colouring book provides 24 beautiful illustrations featuring motivational quotes and women relaxing, reading, journaling, exercising and putting themselves first.

Beautiful Women of India Coloring Book: Portraits & Dancing Indian Girls For Relaxing Unwinding Moments - Adults & Teenagers

  This beautiful women portraits colouring book is a soothing activity, filled with dancing, portraits and women with India theme backgrounds.

Japanese Colouring Book

  A Japanese adult colouring book featuring beautiful Japanese designs.

Mindful Mandalas: A Mandala Colouring Book: A Colouring Book for Adults & Teens

  For centuries, mandalas have provided an elevated level of guidance to those seeking peace, inspiration, and a deeper connection to the world around them. The Mindful Mandalas Colouring Book uses these peaceful patterns to help find tranquility and balance in life.

Chinese Coloring Book

  This book contains 10 hand-drawn illustrations, with women and men dressed in elegant but ancient Chinese outfits to illustrate the unique fashion of ancient Asia.
Karen Carberry is Orri’s Consultant Family Therapist with over twenty years’ experience. Her job is deeply complex and involves leafing through layers of family history, going back at least three generations to identify events and behaviours that may hold the key to understanding how the eating disorder started. Karen is the Co-Editor of The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health.