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#MondayMentalHealth: Children and Youn People

#MondayMentalHealth: Children and Young People

Schools are back to business here in Scotland this week. So, instead of posting our usual #MondayMotivation, we're posting some tips on how to support you young person's mental health.
Hope you find the posters below helpful. 

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VACANCY: Psychotherapist/CounsellorPsychologist: Eating Disorders (Adults and Young People)

We are recruiting!

We're looking for a Psychotherapist, Counsellor or Psychologist to work within one of our practices, Talking EDs, working with adults and young people experiencing eating disorders, disordered eating and eating and food distress.

For more information, see our Indeed Job Listing here:

Thanks and we welcome your applications.

Best wishes,

Talking EDs (Glasgow and West Eating Disorders Support Service)

FridayFacts: Myths About Emotiond

#FridayFactsEvery Friday we'll post some 'facts' and information about mental health. This week's facts focus on 'myths about feelings and emotions'. Please see the picture below. EXTRA INFO: Emotions are something that we all experience, and yet so many people misunderstand or apply judgements against them. Misunderstandings sometimes lead to individuals being mocked, shamed or dismissed for feeling and expressing emotion (or for not publicly expressing emotions, especially in times of grief). There are numerous myths or misunderstandings about emotions that lead to people feeling they need to bottle everything up inside or not express themselves, but that can just lead to things building up inside of us over time. And what happens when something is held in and builds up and up and up? Eventually it explodes! This explosion can come in the form of tantrums, tears, anger or even violence, and unhelpful coping techniques. If you are have some feeli…

#FridayFacts: Myths About Psychotherapy, Counselling and Mental Health Support

#FridayFacts: Myths About Psychotherapy, Counselling and Mental Health Support

Mental health, emotional or psychological challenges affect millions of people around the world.

However, unfortunately, myths and misconceptions about therapy and counselling often discourage people from seeking help and support. Such myths also contribute to the stigma surrounding mental health issues and prevent people from learning more about or utilising the services of trained mental health professionals, such as CBT therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists.

The poster below helps to dispel some of these myths and conception and give you some 'facts' about therapy and counselling.

If you are looking to access some psychotherapy, CBT therapy, counselling, stress management sessions or support, please feel free to browse our website or get in touch directly:

Men and boys experience eating disorders too

Men and boys and anyone identifying with other genders experience eating disorders and disordered eating too.

We really need to stop leaving out non-females and other genders from the conversation. Why? Because to do so means we are discriminating against others, developing 'female-friendly' services only and perpetuating a very biased and unrepresentative picture of eating disorders. This means lots of people are don't have their voice heard and don't receive support and understanding.

Here at Talking EDs, we see males and those identifying with other genders, of all ages and backgrounds who experience a range of eating disorders and disordered eating.

As humans, we all eat after all. So why wouldn't eating disorder/disordered eating affect non-females and those identifying with other genders. I personally find it puzzling why so many people are left our of the eating disorders/disordered eating conversation.

Eating disorders do not discriminate. They…

How Bulimia Affects the Body

How Bulimia Nervosa Affect the Body

Eating disorders affect physical and psychological health, social life, work, education, relationships and much more.

While many of the clients we work with express and talk about how bulimia, for instance, affects their mental health, their wellbeing and social life, they often disregard or are not aware of the physical implications of Bulimia Nervosa.

Bulimia is a serious condition and it's really important to take note of the possible physical implications - both short term and long term - too.

The infographic below illustrates some of the potential physical risks associated with Bulimia.

#FridayFacts: The Emotional Cup

 #FridayFacts: The Emotional Cup

This week's #FridayFacts look at 'The Emotional Cup'.

It's really important that we do what we can as parents, teachers, aunties and uncles, grandparents, friends, healthcare staff and as any other significant person in a child's life, to help ensure their 'Emotional Cup' is filled, as much as is possible. 


Because being soothed appropriately, being taken seriously, having feelings and experiences validated, being made to feel worthy and important and knowing that someone cares for them and that they feel protected, helps a child build their self-esteem and self-compassion, helps grow their identity, values and self-worth, helps them to manage and regulate feelings and emotions more appropriately and ensures they are more resilient and able to deal with stress, loss, conflict, distress and much more in the future, as adults.

We see so many people in psychotherapy, counselling and psychology who have not felt…