Recovery Stories

Recovery is possible

When you or your loved one, are in the grips of an eating disorder, it can be hard to picture what recovery might look like – or if it is even possible. We can tell you with confidence that recovery is possible.

The journey to recovery for both the individual and their friends, family, and loved ones is long and difficult, and very rarely linear.

Each person has a different journey. We have gathered a few stories of that journey here, as well as questions that are commonly asked of EDQ’s Lived Experience Speakers.

We hope that viewing these will help to show that recovery is possible, and that while each journey is very different, there is help available at every step.

Recovery and Lived Experience

A playlist featuring people in recovery, explaining various aspects of their journey, and their lived experience with an eating disorder.

Steph: Questions about Recovery

Bonnie: What's different now compared to during the Eating Disorder?

Maddie: Managing Physical Changes During Recovery

Bonnie: Does the Eating Disorder voice ever go away?

Bonnie: How Do You Sit With Yourself?

Maddie: The Scales don't tell the whole story

Key Support/Carer Perspective

Lived Experience: Laura