Weight management for people with learning disabilities

The BDA Mental Health Specialist Interest Group has been working with the Public Affairs team to conduct a roundtable to highlight issues, perspective and challenges regarding weight management in the learning disabilities population

Food insecurity and mental health

In this position statement we set out the issues facing people living with mental ill-health and make recommendations to ensure that healthcare practitioners working in mental health assess for food insecurity routinely as part of the care they provide.

Consultation Response - Northern Ireland Mental Health Strategy 2021-31

BDA Northern Ireland Board's submission to the NI Department of Health consultation on a new Mental Health Strategy.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021

Parissa Dunkinson, BDA Mental Health Group Professional Development Officer for Eating Disorders introduces Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021 and encourages dietitians to get involved.

Depression and diet

Good nutrition is important for our mental and physical health. This Food Fact Sheet will look at how following a healthy diet can protect your mental health.

Food and mood

Is it possible to plan a diet for a good mood? This fact sheet includes healthy eating tips to improve your mental well-being.

Mental Health Treatment is not just from the neck up

The role of the Dietitian in Mental Health.

Mindful Eating

Being fully present in the moment when you’re eating, without distractions, may improve your eating experience, promote positive, healthy eating habits and behaviours.

Making a difference – Working in mental health as a dietitian

Beena Patel writes about her experience as a newly qualified dietitian working within the mental health setting.