Carolyn Trippick becomes new EDHIT peer co-director

  • 23rd June 2023

Carolyn Trippick has been appointed as peer co-director for Bristol Health Partners’ Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT).

EDHIT aims to improve the lives of people affected by or at risk of developing eating disorders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. It’s made up of people with lived experience of eating difficulties or disorders, their family, friends and partners, clinicians, researchers and voluntary sector workers.

Previously EDHIT’s public involvement lead and administrator, Carolyn managed communications for several innovative HIT events. These include, most recently, a conference focusing on equality, diversity and inclusion in eating disorders and ‘Words that Inspire’, centred on people with lived experience sharing positive messages of hope and recovery. She said:

“Having lived experience of an eating disorder, I’m very aware of how hard the journey of recovery is, and just how important getting the right support, at the right time, in the right place, can be to the process. Through my experience, I’ve developed a real passion for public involvement and coproduction, and advocate for the lived experience voice to be heard in equal and reciprocal partnership with other stakeholders. Becoming a peer co-director allows me to further pursue this passion, alongside the other amazing directors.

“The EDHIT is focused on enhancing prevention and early identification of eating disorders as well as improving the care and quality of life for people living with an eating disorder in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and I feel privileged to be a part of it.”

Carolyn replaces Katie Wild who stepped down from the HIT earlier this year.