In this section we offer you an opportunity hear personal stories from recovered individuals and carers who have experienced receiving or providing meal support. We would like to thank everyone involved for their willingness to share their personal stories and wise words with The Shared Table.
Click here for Lived Experience and Carer Stories Carers have often mentioned to us that it would be beneficial to be able to listen to information while they are engaged in other activities such as exercise or watering the garden as it can be easier to absorb information this way. The Shared Table content is … Read More
Being able to communicate well is an important aspect of meal support. However, there is more to communication than just swapping information. When people are living with an eating disorder, the eating disorder mindset can sometimes try to erode the bond and trust which was previously shared. Individuals can become resistant, defensive and sometimes angry. … Read More
What do we mean by externalising the eating disorder? Separating the eating disorder from the individual can be a helpful and powerful treatment strategy. Derived from Narrative Therapy practices this strategy can help both you and your loved one understand that the eating disorder is a problem your loved one has, as opposed to your … Read More
When a person is starved of nutrition, the body responds with physical and psychological changes which are termed Starvation Syndrome. The effects of starvation syndrome are often observed in individuals with eating disorders due to their restricted intake, irregular eating or compensatory behaviours. Some of the changes you may see in your loved one include … Read More