What a positive journey I have been on… I did not know what to expect when I arrived in South Africa & what amazing things Montrose Manor could do for me. All I knew was that I had hit rock bottom & that I needed help. Montrose Manor had been highly recommended to me by all my team back home & I came running! Leaving my family behind was not an easy decision but to be honest being so far away from my home & life as it was, was exactly what I needed.
I arrived at Montrose Manor, tired & ill & in need of support & support is exactly what I received. I surrendered the minute I got collected from the airport & fully handed myself over to the programme which is a huge learning process in the sense that you get to re-find yourself at all levels. The team here are attentive & inspiring, understanding & supportive. The counsellors as well as the clinical team work as a complete team to ensure the best care is given. I have been on an emotional roller coaster but the end product is that I have my foundations in place, a better understanding of myself & my relationship with food. It had been a humbling experience & one that has shown me the light at the end of the tunnel, the strength to get up & strive for my life without an ED taking over.
Beth – UK 2016