Two years ago Sophie McInnes was sectioned at Southmead Hospital after losing a quarter of her body weight when she started university.Read the full story ›
A mum has spoken of her son's desperate battle with anorexia which threatened to tear their family apart.Read the full story ›
In this investigation we've taken the decision not to mention the weights of anyone we've featured. There are a number of reasons for that.
Experts have told us that anorexia can be a hugely competitive illness, and it could be damaging for those watching with eating disorders.
It's also worth mentioning that weight is just one of the factors in this hugely complex illness.
Finally, many of those we spoke to took a long time to decide to speak out, it took courage to talk about it, and we felt we had a duty and responsibility to those who bravely shared their story.
Posting what we eat has become second nature. But for people with eating disorders that can give them the validation they're looking for.Read the full story ›
Health experts and charities have warned people with eating disorders to "do anything you can to avoid" calorie counting apps.Read the full story ›
Weight loss apps and devices such as Fitbits can be dangerous for those with eating disorders, experts have warned.Read the full story ›
Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses. Anyone, no matter what their age, gender, or background, can develop one.Read the full story ›
A Somerset woman says she’s “frightened for her life” after losing a lot of weight because of an eating disorder.Read the full story ›
Exeter Beats Eating Disorders says it fears people will only be offered help too late and only if they are critically ill.Read the full story ›
At this time of year, eating too much is common but what if, for you, even the thought of food is a nightmare?
In our regular update from Fixers, the campaign that gives young people a voice, a group from Somerset reach out to the growing number of young people who're struggling with eating disorders.