Destigmatising Male Eating Disorders with Andy Jones

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this week's podcast, Han is joined Andy Jones. Andy has personal experience of anorexia nervosa and is an advocate for sharing his mental health experience and reducing the stigma associated with eating disorders, particularly age. In this week's episode, we discuss:

  • Andy's personal experience of how his eating disorder developed.

  • The importance of mental health campaigning to Andy, and why he wants to share his story to support the lives of others.

  • Why it is not as simple as "just recover" despite the impact Andy's anorexia is having on his life, family, and relationships.

  • The impact anorexia has, and how weight loss becomes the priority and only focus of someone's life.

  • The spark that keeps Andy going, however small the step, and how he navigates recovery with his love ... 

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