Eating Disorders Pocketbook (ebook only)

Pooky Knightsmith


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Eating disorders are not ‘just a teenage fad’; they are a serious mental health disorder that can affect people of any age, race or gender. Statistically speaking, one student in each of your classes is at risk. But how should you respond when a pupil confides in you about their eating disorder? And how can school staff support young people trying to overcome this type of illness? Concentrating on anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, this Pocketbook explains what an eating disorder is and what life is like for sufferers. It identifies risk factors and warning signs, outlines ways to encourage pupils to talk about their disorder, and looks at strategies for helping them. The final section of the book details a whole school approach to supporting recovery. Author Pooky Knightsmith has worked with over 500 young people with eating disorders. She also has first hand experience to draw on. Her knowledge and insight are invaluable.

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Pooky Knightsmith

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“This is a very well written summary of all the main points about eating disorders. It is reader friendly and gives very practical advice for anyone who would like to support a person with n eating disorder or who has an eating disorder themselves. A great contribution to the field…”
Dr Kate Tchanturia, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley Eating Disorders Unit

“A great guide which will support school staff in navigating the minefield that is eating disorders in young people. A valuable resource which I will ensure all staff have access to.”
Fiona Robinson, Assistant Headteacher, Bensham Manor School

“The information and guidance is accessible, relevant, instantly helpful and will prove invaluable in supporting pupils.” Duncan Aldridge, Form Tutor, Colston’s Girls’ School