What is the relationship between body image issues and eating disorders?

By Rachel Matthews, Hospital Manager, Newbridge House Body image is defined as the perception a person has about their own body and the thoughts and feelings arising from that perception. Body image issues are very common, manifesting in different ways: for example, a person may be under-weight but believes they are fat. Very commonly, people […]

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Eating disorders relapse prevention: a family perspective

By Kay Gittins, Family Therapist, Newbridge House Towards the end of eating disorders treatment programmes, there is a focus on recovery and how to protect against an eating disorders relapse. The framework for this is often individual: how do I recognise the signs of a possible relapse? What are the possible triggers for me and […]

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Winter celebration and fundraising brings everyone together

Young people took part in a wide-ranging, imaginative Winter Celebration and raised money for the eating disorders charity, Beat. This year’s Winter Celebration included young people devising and acting in famous roles from literature, many musical performances and Christmas songs in sign language. There were also factual presentations, for example, with the key stage three […]

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Meal preparation and social eating support is effective, audit shows

An audit of meal preparation and social eating sessions at Newbridge has shown a consistent improvement for participants. The Newbridge occupational therapy (OT) team run a range of sessions to support meal preparation and social eating. Using a graded approach, young people begin by preparing simple meals, then progress to main meals (according to age […]

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Newbridge is rated outstanding by the CQC for the second time

We have been rated outstanding for the second time following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June this year. Newbridge House was already one of a very small number of services rated as outstanding, received an outstanding rating in 2016. Only 2.7 per cent of mental health services inspected by the CQC […]

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Newbridge speakers lead a range of sessions at international conference

Newbridge House specialists are playing a key role leading lectures and discussions at a prestigious eating disorders conference. The 5th Eating Disorders International Conference (EDIC) is taking place at Imperial College London on March 28 and 29, hosted by the national charity Beat. Specialists from Newbridge House are featured throughout the programme, with themes encompassing: […]

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