The journey towards recovery from an eating disorder is often a hard one. Here’s our advice on making that journey.
1 in 50 people have an eating disorder but they are widely misunderstood. This blog debunks 6 common misconceptions about eating disorders.
It’s no secret at Altum Health HQ that Christmas is a huge trigger for so many of our clients. The pressure we load on ourselves to create the ‘perfect family Christmas’. That goal you may have set yourself to be looking your best. The extended periods of time you are going to be spending with[…]
I know why you’re here and I’m glad you’ve found this post. Trying to figure out how to help someone with anxiety and depression is a heavy weight on your shoulders. Your friend or loved one is struggling with their mental health and understandably, you want to help them in any way you can. I[…]
Have you noticed the extraordinary number of lockdown weight gain memes on social media since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? Weight gain is inevitable for many of us during this period of uncertainty. We have been told to social distance, to stay at home – in some ways we have gone into a sort[…]
Transitioning from Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Services to Adult Eating Disorder Services is known to be a challenging time for both patients and their families. But now, with the social distancing measures in place due to COVID 19, patients and their families are facing increased pressure, at home, under ‘lockdown’. Our clinical practice continues,[…]
[Read Transcript] Hi there, it’s Doctor Courtney Raspin. I was speaking to my colleague Alex the other day and we were talking about Zoom therapy and how some people really, really like it, and other people don’t. It got us talking in depth about some of the pros and cons of doing therapy in this[…]
[Read Transcript] This video is for those of you who are struggling to manage your mental health struggles when you are cooped up with your family. Now, families, we love our families, of course we do. But sometimes we don’t like them very much, and this is a normal part of family life.The thing[…]
[Read Transcript] How to cope with Social Isolation when you’re alone I wanted to make this video because I’m noticing a lot of different issues coming up in my online sessions with clients to do with social isolation when you’re alone. While there are certainly a lot of different difficulties that have come to the[…]
I want to talk to you about food. “Food, Glorious Food!” Or is it? Food is a source of vital nourishment and can be enjoyed for comfort and for pleasure, but sometimes unhealthy relationships develop with food, for example with eating disorders, such as binge eating. Binge Eating is a type of eating disorder which[…]
Difficult relatives at Christmas can really take the shine off the festive season – if you let them. Let’s be honest, we all have that one relation who is really good at pushing all the wrong buttons. Whether they are over-bearing and controlling, overly-critical and self-righteous, or confrontational and challenging, I expect you can easily[…]
[Read Transcript] Hi there. It’s Dr Courtney Raspin, and it is almost Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday, even after 20 years here in London. I always look forward to Turkey Day (we call it Turkey Day in our house). It’s the only holiday that is all about stepping back, giving thanks, being with your[…]