Posted on: 27 February 2024

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (26 February to 3 March) is a vital opportunity to raise awareness of eating disorders.

Meet Vivian, she is a Dietician working with young people and children in the recovery process struggling with an eating disorder at Vincent Square.

“I’ve always have had an interest in human development, especially working with young people, because I think we are setting out the habits they are going to have for the rest of their lives.”

In her role, she guides parents and young people into their recovery pathway on the premise that food is medicine.

She said: “We diagnose and treat things like anorexia nervosa, bulimia. We also support people with binge eating disorder.”

In her role, she works collaboratively with stakeholders, partners plus family members.

Vivian said: “Recovery happens within the family, so usually the approach is understanding what is happening within the family. We ask how is the interaction between those members? And then how we can move forward.

“It is very rewarding when we see the family functioning better as a result of that intervention. I think that’s very beautiful to see.”

What support is available?

Visit our webpage to find out what support is available within CNWL, including our Trust services and online self-help.

You can also follow the hashtag #EDAW24 on social media to find further resources.

About Vincent Square Eating Disorders Service

CNWL treated over 1,300 eating disorder patients between 2022-2023.

Vincent Square offers a range of specialist services for women and men suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders. Learn more.