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Supporting you to support your child






EDIP – S3 EP4 – What effect has COVID had on treatment delivery?

As you know, this series of the podcast is taking a look at eating disorder provision in the UK and the last 12 months under the shadow of the COVID pandemic has been a challenge to say the least – both in terms of service provision but also in terms of how families and those with eating disorders have had to adapt to manage their illness. We’ve seen lots in the media about the impact of COVID on those with eating disorders and how services have had to change the way they deliver services.....


EDIP-S3 EP3 – Closing the gap between paediatrics and CAMHS eating disorder services..

Welcome back to the podcast and today I’m continuing the discussion around eating disorder treatment provision. In the last episode I gave you an update about some of the conversation I’ve had with families and their difficulties in accessing treatment for their child. Most of the descriptions included struggles in getting access to specialist eating disorder services, not fitting the criteria and for some, the criteria of the services changing resulting in their care coming to an end....


EDIP- Bonus episode – Weight for height (WFH) explained..

Many of you have been asking what weight for height (WFH) is and how it's used in eating disorder treatment and assessment. Here's a brief explanation.. The full show notes are available here, so click the link or copy and paste it into your browser: If you'd like to add your voice to the discussion, contact the Eating Disorder Insights Podcast on: Email:- Twitter:- @ED_Insights_Pod Voice Message:-...


EDIP-S3 EP2 – Breaking the silence..

It's been an interesting time since the last episode was released where I've spent time talking to lots of families who are very keen to share their stories about their experience treatment within the UK and have agreed to be interviewed on the podcast. Along side this, I placed a note on Becki and Jen's Facebook support group asking if it would be okay to quote some of their posts on the podcast to help with better understanding.. Over 120 families gave me total permission to share their...


EDIP-S3 EP1 – Are services gridlocked, overstretched and poorly trained?

The last few weeks have been a total eye opener for me. I'm a clinician in the NHS. I have worked in NHS specialist eating disorder teams in the UK and I'm proud of what my teams have done to help families to understand, take charge and recover from this vile and dangerous illness. Even with the knowledge that we could do more with more resources, we still leave work at the end of the day feeling like we helped to make a change. We get praise and gratitude from the families that we help, we...


EDIP – So what’s happening to the provision of treatment in the UK..?

So far, we have looked at how you can get your child to the GP successfully.. but what happens after that? the expectation is that your child will be assessed, referred for medical treatment if needed then be referred to your local CAMHS specialist eating disorder service. Sounds like a plan right? Yep, this is what should happen.. but.. this is not the case for many families. Some are having huge difficulties in getting their child to treatment and when they do, they feel misunderstood,...


Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – Series 2 Episode 5 – About your GP – NHS or Private Treatment?

How do you choose between using an NHS service or seeking out private treatment? In this episode, we will explore the issue of treatment choice and take a look at the options that might be available to you in each treatment setting. As a professional, I see many families who find themselves trying to make such a decision, trying to navigate the wealth of services that offer wide-ranging treatments for eating disorders and the common factor is that they all want the best for their child. In...


Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – Series 2 Episode 4 – About your GP – Not happy with the outcome?

In this quick episode we'll look at what you can do if you feel that you didn't quite get what you needed from your GP appointment. We'll take a look at your options and think about how you can get the help you need and get the best start to treatment possible. This is a short episode, but worth listening to..!


Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – Series 2 Episode 3 – Abour your GP – How does your child feel?

Your child might not share your enthusiasm about going to the GP and seeking treatment. In this episode, we're looking at your child's feelings and what is influencing their reluctance. I will help you to understand the eating disorder by viewing it as something separate to your child - a living, breathing entity - a parasite - that has attached itself to your child and is using them for its own gains. I'll help you to spot it's behaviours, help you to understand how it gains influence over...


Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – Series 2 Episode 2 – About your GP – What you need to tell them

Hello and welcome back to episode two of the second series of the eating disorder insights podcast. In this second episode of series .. we’ll look at what you’ll need to tell your GP in order to get the best outcome for you and your child.But before we start.. lets quickly recap the last the last episode, we talked about the current national climate for eating disorders in the UK and how this impacts on professionals. We also talked about how this could influence your...


Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – Series 2 Episode 1 – About your GP – Setting the Scene

Welcome to the second series where we will focus on your appointment with your GP. As you can see, I've change the format slightly to make it easier for you to get the information you need, so I hope it works for you. The appointment with your GP may be the first opportunity you'll have to get a professional opinion about your worries for your child. Therefore it is crucial that you give your GP all the information they'll need to assess if your child is in danger of physical complications...


Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – A message from BEAT – ‘Coping with Christmas’ courses 2018

I have been contacted by BEAT, the UK's biggest national charity for eating disorders and they've asked me to share share some information about their upcoming series of training seminars on 'Coping with Christmas'. Christmas can be a very challenging time for families who are struggling with an eating disorder so I am more than happy to spread the word. The seminars are being delivered up and down the country over late November and early December 2018 so book your place soon. You can get...


Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – Episode 2 – How to share your concerns with your child for the first time

Welcome to the second episode of the Eating Disorder Insights Podcast where we are going to explore the often difficult task of raising your concerns with your child for the first time. Many parents share that they're not sure how to approach this and worry about making things worse or feeling anxious themselves about what they will learn in the conversation with their child. A common feeling is doubt - doubting yourself or thinking that 'I'm probably being silly' or 'it's probably normal...


Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – Episode 1.5 – The inbetweenisode – What’s coming up in Episode 2?

Welcome to this inbetweenisode..! (i can't claim the name for myself - it belongs to someone else in the Podosphere..) In the first episode of the podcast I set out the expectations for the series and discussed assumptions. In this inbetweenisode, I talk about what you can expect from the next three episodes and share with you just how far the podcast has reached in the first week since launch - Listen in.. It's impressive stuff.. As a summary: The next episode (episode 2) will focus on how...


Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – Episode 1 – Setting the scene for the series..

Welcome to the very first episode of the Eating Disorder Insights Podcast! In this episode I'll talk you through the assumptions I have made about you as a family, discuss the assumptions that I don't make and reflect in some of the assumptions that you may have made about this podcast. I discuss the importance of you seeking treatment and how this podcast will compliment any treatment that you are engaged in. I discuss some of the common struggles some families may have at the beginning of...


Eating Disorder Insights Podcast – Episode 000 – Pre-Show Show

A Quick update to announce the new website address, email address and other exciting pre-launch news. Don't forget to subscribe to get the first episode sent directly to you at To contact your host Mark Taylor go to


STOP PRESS… new podcast launch… 1st May 2018… Eating Disorder Insights… Listen to the trailer here..!

A trailer to introduce myself and my new (and first!) podcast. First episode will launch on 1st May 2018 - Subscribe !