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    I wasn't exactly sure what forum to put this in but this seemed the most appropriate
    Recently I applied for a volunteering position in a palliative care ward, and during the interview I was asked to fill out a form prior to an occupational health check. There was a question about eating disorders and I didn't want to lie and say that I have never had one so I ticked yes saying I had one. I told my mum about this and she claimed that I shouldn't have claimed that I had an eating disorder, because it "wasn't serious" even though it lasted for almost 2 years. However, will an eating disorder affect my application as a volunteer? Because i have been treated. When I go for a proper occupational health check will they tell me that I can't be a volunteer because of my eating disorder??
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I wasn't exactly sure what forum to put this in but this seemed the most appropriate
    Recently I applied for a volunteering position in a palliative care ward, and during the interview I was asked to fill out a form prior to an occupational health check. There was a question about eating disorders and I didn't want to lie and say that I have never had one so I ticked yes saying I had one. I told my mum about this and she claimed that I shouldn't have claimed that I had an eating disorder, because it "wasn't serious" even though it lasted for almost 2 years. However, will an eating disorder affect my application as a volunteer? Because i have been treated. When I go for a proper occupational health check will they tell me that I can't be a volunteer because of my eating disorder??
    I imagine it is a standard form and as long as it doesn't affect your role it shouldn't be an issue. While your mum is trying to protect you,they'd be pretty upset if you lied and it turned out to be important. Were you diagnosed officially?
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    I imagine it is a standard form and as long as it doesn't affect your role it shouldn't be an issue. While your mum is trying to protect you,they'd be pretty upset if you lied and it turned out to be important. Were you diagnosed officially?
    yes after i finally told my mum that i had an eating disorder she took me to my GP where i explained what was happening and they decided to refer me to camhs. i went to one appointment but decided that it wasn't the treatment route i needed so i left, but was diagnosed by my doctor at a later stage.
 
 
 
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