Eating Disorder Awareness Week
The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged us all into a world of uncertainty and chaos. Experience tells us that in these conditions Eating Disorders can thrive, impacting not only on those who have previously had difficulties in their relationships with food but also affecting those who have never experienced concerns before. Nationwide, referrals to specialist Eating disorder services, including our own, have more than doubled and calls to the BEAT’s helpline alone rose by 173%.
This year our Specialist Eating Disorder Service will be focusing on how we can ‘reach out to help out’ in order to increase awareness, breakdown barriers to accessing treatment, address inequalities and better support individuals and communities suffering with this illness. So join us for #ReachOut in this years’ Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022.
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