Eating disorders

Eating disorders, including Anorexia, Bulimia and binge eating have the potential to have a serious and long-lasting impact on a person’s mental and physical health if left untreated.

Here at Orchestrate we understand that there is a need to provide services for those who are not at a critical stage that requires inpatient care, or do not wish to, but still require treatment for their condition. Orchestrates’ home services for eating disorders can support you or your loved one take the first steps towards recovery, or provide assistance in the step down from intensive inpatient care.

What causes eating disorders?

Much of the discourse on eating disorders has focused on the experiences of younger women and girls, and their struggle to achieve a particular, coveted appearance, as dictated by the mainstream media and tabloid journalism. Magazines and other publications with a female target audience contain body shaming articles, highlighting so-called flaws which are often based on a woman’s body shape. For some, this can give the message that they must achieve and maintain an unrealistic or impossible body image to be considered acceptable, or worthy.

However, there are often many underlying issues which can contribute to a person’s relationship with food and it can also affect all people, at any stage in their life. Research has found that it is often a complex relationship between a person’s psychological wellbeing, physical health and environment which can be attributed to a person’s propensity to an eating disorder.

What are the signs of an eating disorder?

It can be difficult to spot the first signs of an eating disorder due to a normalised culture of perfectionism, often exacerbated by social media. However, an eating disorder goes beyond healthy eating and fitness into an unhealthy relationship with food and themselves which can cause serious harm.

Eating disorders have a range of symptoms according to what type of relationship the individual has with food; they may overeat, strictly limit the amount they eat, or a combination of both. It is not necessarily the amount the person eats which is the problem, but a deeper and more hidden issue.

General symptoms for eating disorders include:

  • Avoiding eating in front of people or in social situations

  • Noticeable or different mood swings, especially around the subject of eating

  • Regularly appearing withdrawn, tired, irritable or distracted


  • A sudden or significant weight loss or gain

  • A change in appearance in regard to dental health, skin, hair and nail condition

  • A delay in or cessation of periods

We are here to help

It can be incredibly difficult and painful to address an eating disorder, but the longer that the condition is left untreated the worse the symptoms can become, and it can become far more complex to treat. The professionals at Orchestrate are here to listen; no matter what your background or experience, we can provide an assessment to see how we can help.

It is important to remember that recovery is possible. Orchestrate has a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals who you can trust.

We are here to help

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