Diet & Mental Health

People with mental health problems are more likely to have a weight problem. The reasons for this are not fully clear. Some people may always feel tired, hungry or just not up to any activity. This may be related to the mental health problem itself; however it has increasingly become clear that weight problems may also be a side-effect of some treatments.

Fiona has worked with clients with a range of mental health conditions including anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, dementia, depression, drug and/or alcohol problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, learning disabilities, personality disorders, and schizophrenia.

She is highly skilled in providing support and encouragement to those experiencing mental health difficulties by using behaviour change techniques, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. Fiona will translate evidence-based practice to support clients in regular healthy patterns to improve physical and mental health.