Nip In The Bud Videos & Fact Sheets

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Nip in the Bud films may contain content that might be upsetting if you are someone who is affected by eating or mental health problems. If you think this applies to you, please proceed with care.  

Nip in the Bud produces short films that explore different mental health problems in children and helps users to identify symptoms early. The charity works to better understand how mental health problems develop and intervene by educating professionals, parents and the general public with a range of resources.  

Nip in the Bud provides several films on eating disorders (EDs), focusing on topics including EDs in children, Anorexia in males and the development of Bulimia.


Understanding Eating Disorders in Children

This eight-minute video comes with a fact sheet. It examines ‘fussy eating’ and the first signs of a child having an ED.

It also covers a range of eating disorders (EDs), including:



Susannah’s Story about Bulimia in Young People

Susannah discusses her challenges with poor body image leading to dieting behaviours and eventually Bulimia. The nine-minute film explores her early life as a child with body image issues, the pressure of physical activities and the expectation of being thin, as well as the wider health implications of Bulimia. 



Boys Get Anorexia Too

Author Jenny Langley discusses her experience of her son developing an ED and highlights the impact EDs can and do have on boys. When she noticed her son losing weight and overexercising, she didn’t know what to do due to a lack of advice about boys developing EDs. Her story provides valuable advice. 


Teachers and professionals, as well as parents and carers of children with eating disorders, will find the videos useful and informative. 


SWEDA thanks Nip in the Bud for allowing us to use these excellent videos on our website. 

Find out more about Nip in the Bud and access more resources.

“I had consistently been losing weight for more than 8 months and had become accustomed to eating very little. This triggered a return of my anorexia, after a 20-year period of recovery. SWEDA were able to offer me an appointment the very next day. When we met I was feeling very ill and frightened.I spoke to them about my fears, but then took the decision to go to my doctor on the way home. I was admitted to hospital within a few days.”

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