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Black History Month: Eating Disorders and Body Image

Black History Month: Eating Disorders and Body Image

Orri’s Consultant Family Therapist, Karen Carberry, shares her thoughts for Black History Month “…we are reminded that eating disorders occur across race, cultures and genders, and therefore when treating Black people in this field – who are an underrepresented group in our services – inclusivity of body images and representation across client, staff groups, and educational literature is key to enhance self-worth.”

Menopause and Eating Disorders

Menopause and Eating Disorders

Today is World Menopause Day and we are taking the day to reflect on eating disorders and menopause. At Orri, part of our social impact initiative is to raise awareness of the multitude of ways people can experience having an eating disorder. In this way, we attempt to tackle the stigma and stereotypes that surround the illness…

“And I said to my body, I want to be your friend.” – On Friendship

“And I said to my body, I want to be your friend.” – On Friendship

The saying goes that you can’t properly love someone until you love yourself. For those reading that are suffering with an eating disorder, you may be familiar with a feeling of disconnect from others; a certain distance you feel between yourself and others. It may have nestled in between your closest friendships, or, in the dynamic between family members…

Pregnancy, motherhood and eating disorders

Pregnancy, motherhood and eating disorders

This week is Maternal Mental Health Week, and the team at Orri are grateful for a space in which some of the more complex and unspoken aspects of motherhood can be shared and considered. The aim of this week is to raise awareness of the impact of mental illness both during and after pregnancy. For many this is a difficult area to approach, it is often surrounded by silence and a reluctance to explore for many reasons, but often because people feel uncertain about what to say and how to approach it.