PSHE GCSE: Coping with anorexia

A teenage girl called Lizzie is interviewed by BBC radio presenter Aled Haydn Jones.

She describes her experiences of anorexia and how she overcame it.

The radio show is fictional but the caller and her experiences are real.

Aled interviews clinical psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin about anorexia and eating disorders.

This clip is from the series Coping.

Teacher Notes

Students could produce a spider diagram, detailing the qualities of an emotionally healthy person who is in control of their thoughts.

Students could then research anorexia to find out what the signs are and produce an information leaflet offering practical advice and guidance for sufferers and their families.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching Modern Studies and PSHE and Citizenship, in particular for Healthy Lifestyles and Mental and Emotional Health, at GCSE and National 4/5 level (Scotland).