Every Step, Another Story

Welcome to Every Step, Another Story. My name is Jess, and I am full of life, happiness and aspirations. Sadly, these qualities were more recently disguised with weakness, isolation and despair due to a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa. However, after several months in treatment, I am determined to use this blog to show that positivity can always be created from negative situations.

I regret not getting help sooner....

I had filled in the self assessment questionnaire on the South Yorkshire eating disorders association (SYEDA) website a few times before I over the years, but never took up the offer of an assessment, thinking I could sort things out myself. But then the problem kept coming back.

I eventually accessed SYEDA and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

I received expert and professional help in a safe confidential environment I feel much more aware of the reason for some of my behaviours and better equipped to cope with situations.

I feel fortunate to have been able to access this service, I would urge any one thinking about getting help to go for it!

Receiving Support from SYEDA

This is just a brief testimony of how I've benefited from the support of Syeda over the last few years. Initially I attended the Support Group. This was at a time when I was just coming to terms with the idea that I might have an eating disorder and needed a space to talk without feeling judged. I felt understood by the people I met there. The facilitators at the time gave me strong role models of what recovery looked like. I also used the group to keep me motivated as I moved further into recovery from anorexia.