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5 ways to spot a potential eating disorder in friends and family
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 14 Feb 2024

Kat Steele is Recovery Team Coordinator at the Delamere addiction treatment clinic in Cheshire. Here, she gives her advice on things to look out for that could be the signs of an eating disorder.


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The Power of Tracking Wellbeing Outcomes at Delamere
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 01 Jun 2023

At Delamere we provide vital support to individuals facing a wide range of issues from addiction to work burnout. These issues can come with a range of underlying challenges such as depression, anxiety, cravings, low overall quality of life, and social disconnection. To ensure the effectiveness of our program at Delamere, tracking outcome data has become a crucial practice. By measuring and analysing outcomes in 5 specific areas, we are able to gain valuable insights into our guests’ progress and make informed decisions to enhance treatment plans as well as looking at the things we are doing well and the areas in which we can continue to improve outcomes.


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Using Creative Expression To Heal Trauma
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 05 May 2022
Trauma doesn’t affect everyone, but it is surprisingly common. In a global survey of 24 countries, 70% of people said they had experienced a traumatic event. Witnessing death or serious injury; the unexpected death of a loved one; being mugged; being in a life-threatening car accident; and experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury, accounted for…

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Gaming Addiction Report 2022
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 18 Apr 2022
A topic with ever-growing concern in the UK is that of gaming addiction. A 2021 systematic review revealed that 3-4% of gamers worldwide were addicted to video games, meaning that there can be as many as 60 million people or more suffering.In fact, this year the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially classified Video Game Addiction…

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Did Lockdown Increase Gaming Addiction?
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 11 Apr 2022
As if loss of income, social isolation and school closures weren’t enough, COVID-19 lockdowns were also responsible for a rise in compulsive disorders. The number of children and young adults receiving treatment for gaming addiction tripled during the height of the pandemic in 2020. One private hospital said the majority of enquiries came from parents…

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How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Every Night 
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 28 Feb 2022
It kills more than 3 million people each year, causes more than 200 diseases and shortens our lifespan, yet alcohol is legal, accessible and socially acceptable (1). We think nothing of downing a glass of wine after a tough day or going for a quick beer after work. We drink to celebrate, relax, escape and…

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