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Admin 153 posts
Posted 3 months ago
I always advise the creation of a circle of support around the person who is working to recover from an eating disorder. I suggest, where possible to involve a supportive family member, the leader of any extracurricular groups that they may attend and where suitable one or two close friends. I also strongly recommend making the link with the school or college to ensure that snacks/ lunch get eaten at school - some schools are brilliant but a few weeks ago I was told about a school that refused to have anything to do with supporting the young person. The parent was told that was her business. What has your experience been and do you have any advice to share or questions to ask?
Member 11 posts
Posted 2 months ago
I am mum to 15 yr old girl recently diagnosed and am still coming to terms with it. CAMHS days are very emotional and usually end with her not returning to school. I was worried about how the school would react but I am very glad that they are being brilliant. They have been supporting both my daughter and me. The head of year has allowed CAMHS to visit her at school during lunch. They were understanding when told she would no longer be able to take part in PE allowing her to sit quietly and draw which helps her anxiety. Teachers are aware that if she zones out during a lesson not to call her out and draw attention to it but to just touch her shoulder to bring her back. I feel very lucky that this is the case.
That is so good to read, a model for all schools I would say, thank you for sharing that, I hope that your daughter continues to recover