Bodywhys Podcast 2021 – Episode 1

For the launch of our new podcast, we spoke to Post Doctoral Research Fellow Dr Ciara Mahon of Youth Mental Health Lab UCD about body image, social media and self-compassion. You can find the podcast in our Linktree :

‘Spencer’ Film – Advice from Bodywhys

Bodywhys is aware of the newly released film, Spencer, portraying the life of Princess Diana, released on November 5th. The film, rated 12A, contains graphic scenes of eating disorder behaviours, self-harm and specific mentions of weight.  Having seen Spencer in its entirety, Bodywhys highlights that the visual and other elements of the film may raise concerns for people affected by or vulnerable to eating disorders.

COVID-19 & Eating Disorders research study published – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Review of Ireland’s First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on People Affected by Eating Disorders: ‘Behind Every Screen There Was a Family Supporting a Person with an Eating Disorder’  Earlier this year, Bodywhys was asked to work on a research paper about eating disorders. The study was recent published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. […]

Employment Opportunity – Communications Officer – *Now closed*

Covid-19 Vaccines Update

Recently, we asked the Department of Health about vaccines for people with eating disorders. You can find the response here.

Mental Health Act 2001 review – Public consultation

The Department of Health has announced a public consultation on draft legislation to update the Mental Health Act, 2001. You can find more details here.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021

Support Services – Christmas 2020

Oct 15th: Virtual Launch – New Body Image Website

We’ve an exciting virtual launch coming up on Thursday, October 15th – our new Body Image website is going live. If you’d like to join us, you can register here, for free.

Eating Disorders & COVID19 – What We’ve Heard