Student, 20, refused help for severe eating disorder because she was “too fat” – Scottish Daily Record

A young woman has voiced her horror after being told she was “too fat” to get professional help for her severe eating disorder. Sammy Halstead, 20, from Caerphilly, said her condition “spiralled out of control” before she went for an assessment with a community mental health team (CMHT) in Cardiff. But to her horror she was told that she didn’t meet the criteria for specialist eating disorder support as her body mass index (BMI) was not low enough. The psychology student told Wales Live the rejection letter made her think she shouldn’t take on more calories. Sammy has had long-term struggles ...

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