Since lockdown, there has been a four-fold increase in the number of adolescents with eating disorders. That statistic reveals a huge upswell in human suffering.
We know how important it is for parents to be the rock their floundering teens need to push and fight against so they can battle the eating-disordered thoughts inside their minds.
We need to withstand the blows and be endlessly loving and supportive; to hold the hope and light for them so they can recover. But the people you might normally confide in can sometimes feel off limits because of wanting to respect your child’s privacy.
For many of us, it is just too grim, too sad, too frightening or just too depressing to want to share the experience. This is why so many parents endure it in stoical, lonely silence.
This is a great shame as hearing about how other parents are suffering as well as how they are coping is hugely helpful and comforting. Expert advice is also useful.
This is why Noon is providing a supportive place for parents to do just that.
Who is the Noon Eating Disorders Parent Group for?
- Are you worried that your child might have an eating disorder?
- Are you coping with an active eating disorder in your family?
- Have food and mealtimes become a battleground?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, then this group could be for you.
Run by qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Annie Pesskin, the group of no more than eight parents meets on zoom fortnightly on a Tuesday from midday to 1.30 pm.
It costs £30 per session and while it is not essential to commit to coming every fortnight, it is advisable to do so to get the best from the experience.
If you’re interested in being part of the group please email Annie Pesskin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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