Boys get Anorexia too

Matt Kempen
Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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The charity Nip in the Bud works with mental health professionals to produce short films and fact sheets to help parents, primary school teachers and others caring for and working with children to recognise potential mental health conditions. Their goal is to increase the prospects of early intervention and to reduce the risks of those conditions becoming more serious in later years.

Eating disorders are more commonly associated with girls. Boys who develop these problems are often misdiagnosed. In this 6-minute film, Jenny Langley, author of ‘Boys Get Anorexia Too’ talks about her experience when her son developed an eating disorder.

Jenny Langley is one of several “experienced” carers who have been trained by Gill Todd RMN, MSc to deliver the New Maudsley Carer Skills workshops in the community, as well as to coach carers via other mediums such as phone, e-mail, and support groups. Jenny has also taken part in several of the New Maudsley research projects and coached hundreds of carers. Jenny was part of the pilot project in Cambridge to assess the value of providing a series of face to face workshops to carers.

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yes they do

very good

Sad that it’s thought that it’s only girls who suffer from anorexia. Well highlighted.

Of course recognition from all for all

Very good…

very informative, thank you

really good

really good

I found this both informative and insightful.

Thank you


Very interesting. Body image is so high in every diversity and all matter.

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