Bulimia Fact File

Over 725,000 people in the UK have an eating disorder, with bulimia nervosa being one of the most common forms. Not only is bulimia a serious eating disorder but also a serious mental health condition. The earlier the individual receives treatment, the more likely they are to have a full recovery. Men and women of…

Addiction – Fact File

1 in 3 people are addicted to something. Addiction is when you have no control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you. The DEA describes psychological dependence as a ‘compulsion that keeps drawing you back to something.’ Positive feelings such as happiness, euphoria and sexual stimulation…

Stress – Fact File

We are all bound to experience some form of stress at some point in our lives. Stress can occur in various situations, both negative and positive ones. However, it is how we deal with that stress that is important.  Stress can affect how we feel emotionally, mentally and physically. It can also affect the way…

Psychosis – Fact File

There is a fair amount of stigma surrounding psychosis as there is a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to experience the condition. There are many negative connotations that have stemmed from the word ‘psychosis’, with a lot of people believing that individuals who experience psychotic episodes are dangerous to themselves and those around…

Anorexia Fact File

Anorexia is a serious mental health condition and an eating disorder. People who have this condition try to keep their weight as low as possible in various different ways; such as not eating enough food or excessively exercising (or both). In time this can cause the individual to become very sick. It is important to remember…

Aspergers Fact File

Aspergers is a form of Autism. As many of you will be aware, Autism is a spectrum condition and each case can be very different in the way that it is presented. It can be severe or mild, but still important nonetheless! People with Aspergers see, hear and feel the world differently in comparison to…

Schizophrenia Fact File

Schizophrenia affects 1 in 10 people but their experience of the condition may not be the same. Schizophrenia comes with a range of different symptoms and although there are risk factors which may make an individual more vulnerable when it comes to developing the condition, there is no definitive cause known. Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Lack…