Eating Disorders

How can you tell if someone has an eating disorder?

You cannot tell if someone has an eating disorder just by looking at them. While it is true that some sufferers of anorexia are severely emaciated, some are not, and the majority of eating disorder sufferers do not have anorexia. Those suffering from bulimia may be within the normal weight range or may be overweight, while those with binge eating disorder are often overweight.

Professor John Morgan at Leeds Partnership NHS Foundation Trust designed the SCOFF screening tool to indicate a possible eating disorder:

  • Do you ever make yourself Sick because you feel uncomfortably full?
  • Do you worry you have lost Control over how much you eat?
  • Have you recently lost more than One stone in a three month period?
  • Do you believe yourself to be Fat when others say you are too thin?
  • Would you say that Food dominates your life?

A score of two or more positive answers is a positive screen.

Click here to find more information on Anorexia and here to find out more about Bulimia. If you are worried about an eating disorder you can email our wellbeing mailbox wellbeing@christs.richmond.sch.uk. All emails are treated with the strictest confidence.

 

  • 01:09 PM - 14th February, 2019 Our Year 10 and Year 11 students enjoying a crisp winter's day discovering more about academic life at Oxford University. Lunch was in a slightly grander setting than usual! Read more
  • 12:58 PM - 14th February, 2019 Looking for a term time, school hours job? Christ's are looking for a Learning Support Assistant. Find out more here: Read more
  • 03:14 PM - 7th February, 2019 It's Mufti Day next Friday 15 Feb in support of a fantastic charity - Project Le Monde who are working to improve access to education in Uganda - so remember your £1 donation.
  • 02:20 PM - 6th February, 2019 It's here! Our fantastic new grand piano has arrived. Read more Read more
  • 01:04 PM - 5th February, 2019 Huge congratulations to our professional partners at St Mary's University Institute of Education on their Outstanding rating from Ofsted. It's a pleasure to work closely with you. Read more