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BDD Awareness Day | What is it and how can we help?

BDD Awareness Day | What is it and how can we help?

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Many of us are unaware of what Body dysmorphic disorder is. Many people all around the world who have Dysmorphic Disorder struggle every single day with it. Dysmorphic Disorder is developed from poor self-esteem, wanting to change a lot about themselves, avoiding looking at themselves in a mirror and negative thinking. They spend hours staring at their body and fixating on one specific body part. This can cause severe emotional distress and often they may spend several hours a day trying to cover up. Some individuals will seek plastic surgery to correct areas they feel insecure about. We should be embracing our bodies and loving them.  



We should STOP picking out our faults and imperfections and start celebrating what’s amazing about us instead. Our bodies are amazing! #BeBodyKind  



AN & i

Ali North


AN&i tells the true story of Ali North, a young girl from a troubled background in Northern Ireland who develops anorexia nervosa to cope with life. The book follows Ali through a number of life challenges and tragic events showing how her relationship with her eating disorder becomes her closest friend yet worst enemy. The story brings us right up to present day as the victim is now an adult ready to meet her illness head on and share her painful battle in the hope that her honesty can help others and raise awareness of living with an eating disorder. Welcome to the world of anorexia nervosa - a life of mental and physical torture.

Are you or someone you know struggling with an eating disorder? 

Is someone you know starving in silence?

Through Ali's true story you can learn more about this potentially life-threatening mental illness and find hope of recovery and a brighter future...





The Mad Hatters' Tea Party

Francis James



Those words ... ‘Sectioned under the Mental Health Act'.
However, being detained in a Mental Health institution, will probably mark the start of the road to recovery for many.

This is a novel about relationships, fears and feelings as it traverses the sometimes long road to good mental health.

Compassionately written, it provides an insight into the care and practice of helping people come to terms with their demons when they are sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

This is a thought provoking novel, written with empathy and understanding of the people who find themselves sectioned in hospital and those that dedicate their lives to help and support people to heal their minds.

A must read for everyone interested in mental illness - that is, all of us!





The NHS Healer - Onwards and Upwards

Angie Buxton-King


Since Angie's first book was written in 2004, the integration of Healing within the NHS and more generally in healthcare has substantially increased.

So much so that Energy Healing (although still generally misunderstood) has found its place alongside conventional medicine in many areas of healthcare.

Many of the healers now working within cancer care in the UK have been funded by Angie's charity The Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust, formed in 2006 in memory of her son Sam who passed away in 1998 aged 10 from Leukaemia.

This book will share with the reader her personal pathway to how this expansion of healers has taken place and how you can do the same work yourself.

Angie's book will be of particular interest to those who want to empower and help themselves by describing the patient pathway and describe how healing supports the patient at every stage of their journey.

Whether you are a patient, a carer or a therapist, this book will expand your understanding of what a profound tool Healing is for physical, emotional and mental health when used alongside conventional medicine.




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