Insight Matters


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Dil and Anne Marie are the Co-Founders of Insight Matters and with a team of 55 therapists they support the mental health of over 400 clients per week through their two city centre practices in Dublin. The support services are affordable, inclusive and accessible. Since its inception, it has been Dil's and Anne Marie's vision to make Insight Matters a national service.

Dil and Anne Marie have been through their own mental health journey and grappled with depression, anxiety, eating distress, sexual abuse, sexual identity, homophobia and discrimination. Coincidentally in 2006, before they met, they both reached out for help, Anne Marie became an in-patient in a psychiatric hospital and Dil started attending counselling in a centre for sexual abuse survivors. Both Dil and Anne Marie discovered their passion for mental health and 4 years later they met at a mental health retreat. Since then they have become passionate mental health advocates and they hope to raise awareness, break down stigma and inspire change in self and soceity.

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#3 | Eating Disorders & Body Image

As it is still January, which definitely feels like the
longest month of the year, it’s safe to say that many of us have fallen off the
wagon when it comes to our New Year’s resolutions of healthy eating. On this
episode of The Insight Matters Podcast, we are exploring the topic of body

Joining Dil and Anne Marie is Harriet Parsons of Harriet is the Training and
Development manager for bodywhys.

Founded in 1995, Bodywhys is the
national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.
Its mission is to ensure support, awareness and understanding of eating
disorders amongst the wider community as well as advocating for the rights and
healthcare needs of people affected by eating disorders.

In this episode, Dil, Anne Marie and
Harriet discuss
state of Ireland in terms of eating disorders (an estimated 200,000 people in
Ireland have an eating disorder); triggers for people with eating disorders; as
well as the feelings of control and empowerment that an eating disorder can
give someone, and the difficulties that this can cause when trying to get rid
of the eating disorder.

They also discuss distorted body image, and how this is a
feature of all eating disorders; the ideal of the woman’s body, and how it has
changed over the years; the failure to recognise eating disorders as a mental
health problem; the challenge of eating disorders, considering that we can’t
stop eating, the way an alcoholic can stop drinking alcohol; as well as the
best ways to work with people with eating disorders from the point of view of
the therapist.

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