BEV MATTOCKS lives in the north of England with her husband and son, and works as a freelance advertising copywriter. She is a member of FEAST (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) and writes a popular blog about her experiences of supporting her teenage son through anorexia.
Bright, popular and a star on the rugby pitch, 15 year old Ben had everything he could want. But then food-loving Ben began to systematically starve himself. In a matter of months Ben lost one quarter of his bodyweight as he plunged into anorexia nervosa, an illness that threatened to destroy him. This is his mother's story.