It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Today (1 March) marks the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The aim is to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders, challenge stereotypes and stigmas.

This year, Eating Disorders Awareness Week is focusing on binge eating disorder. Binge eating disorder will affect one in 50people in their lifetime, and one in six affected attempts suicide.

It is also a time to show support and solidarity to family members and friends who are either suffering from an eating disorder or supporting a loved one with an eating disorder.

There are several ways you can play your part to raise awareness this week and beyond:

Donate to organisations like Beat eating disorders to help support the millions of people affected by eating disorders.

Share your experiences by writing a blog post for Beat eating disorders website. Personal stories can be of great benefit to others in their recovery journey from eating disorders, helping to remove the stigma and loneliness that frequently accompany them.

Fundraise – you can sign up with Beat eating disorders and get a free fundraising pack. Join thousands of people supporting Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021!

If you’re concerned that you, or someone you know, might have an eating disorder, call the Beat helpline on 0808 801 0677 for friendly, non-judgemental advice.

Visit AskHUE for further information on the health and wellbeing support available.

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