eating disorders

RCNi has a wide range of resources available to help nurses support patients with eating disorders back to health.

We have gathered together a selection of our features, comment and peer-reviewed clinical articles from Nursing Standard and specialist journals Mental Health Practice and Primary Health Care for you to read.


‘My nurse helped me believe I could recover - and that I deserved to’

Hannah is looking forward to qualifying as a nurse, and says her future looks bright thanks...

Nurse urges tighter curbs on online diet pills after daughter's death...

A nurse whose daughter died after taking online diet pills containing a toxic chemical is...

Lonely students more at risk of mental health problems

Students who feel lonely are at greater risk of developing mental health problems, including...

Tackling transition will improve the recovery of young people with eating disorders

Research nurse Sarah J Taylor, with UK eating disorder charity Beat and the Burdett Trust,...

People with eating disorders ‘sent to Scotland due to bed shortage’

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt says sending vulnerable people hundreds of miles away for...

Nurse's care has helped me tackle my eating disorder

Fourteen-year-old Jade Long, who has anorexia, says nurse Sarah Duffy has been key to her...

Yoga and mindfulness can benefit young people with eating disorders, clinical...

Senior clinical psychologist Sam Bottrill said yoga and mindfulness can help young people...

Practice nurses provide 'easier first stop' for young people with eating...

Young people with eating disorders can find it easier to speak to practice nurses than GPs...

‘Social networks reinforced my anorexia, but helped my recovery too’

Student Ruby Tucker highlights complex role of social media in eating disorders

Eating disorders: how mental health nurses helped Nina Martynchyk find her way

Nina Martynchyk’s life changed thanks to help from nurses.

Young people with eating disorders – the slow road to recovery

Supporting troubled teenagers back to health makes unique demands on nurses, but is richly...

Expressing anger positively could reduce eating disorders

Brief account of ‘Binge eating and childhood emotional abuse: a mediating role for anger’

Delivering a message of hope

Supporting people with eating disorders

Programme launched to speed up anorexia recovery times

Around 1.6 million people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder, estimates the...

From Virtue to Vice: Negotiating Anorexia

While this book is rooted in philosophy and methodological considerations, it is highly...

Commissioners receive £30 million to improve eating disorders services and child mental...

NHS England has distributed £30 million to clinical commissioning groups and tasked them...

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