Good luck to all the students around the country who are starting a new phase of their life today.. It is such a big change to start something new, whether it is straight out of school, after travelling or after working for a while. Doesn't matter what age you are, it feels strange and the unknown is scary. Sometimes you can feel like all the other students already know the course and you are the only one who doesn't . That's not true. Well done for wanting to learn. Remember to take care of yourself and be kind to yourself. Give yourself time to understand what is required and ask for help or clarification if you are not sure. You don't need to get a perfect score or a High Distinction to be doing well. You need to be happy, feel like your learning, stressed a little at times about getting work in, and be connected to other students. Have fun..
HI ... i have been thinking very hard about TRED and the notion of Recovery and what TRED is seeking to achieve and support. I firmly believe in recovery. Perhaps an Eating disorder is unique in that it is a mental illness that one can recover from without medication. You might need some help with medication on your journey for depression or anxiety but at the end of the day you can and will recover without relying on medication. I also am firmly of the view that recovery support groups should not become about "living with your illness" ..... It may concern managing triggers, becoming more resilient, but never about ... living with the illness. We can aim higher than that ... you deserve it and you can do it.
Founded TRED in July 2011 to give encouragement and hope to people in Tasmania who are seeking recovery from an Eating disorder.