The Mental Health Society are participating in Eating Disorder Awareness week, which runs between 25th February to 3rd March! This time is dedicated to increasing our understanding of what different disorders there are and how to seek support for those who are going through them or for those who have loved one’s affected. Eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). Over 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from eating disorders, with Anorexia having the highest mortality rate for any mental illness. Eating disorders also do not discriminate; they affect all ages, genders and ethnicities.
We are hosting an event on Thursday 28th February in which our president will represent the charity BEAT, the UK’s leading Eating disorder Charity, and provide information about the disorders and the work that BEAT do. This event will also be a chance to share our student’s experiences of having eating disorders and showing how recovery is possible for everyone. The event will be held in the Deep End, Regent Street Campus at 5pm.
If you can’t make it but want to get involved, try ‘socking it’ for eating disorders: this week wear your brightest, craziest socks and contact our Instagram page for a feature!
Also, we will be releasing our first podcast soon on eating disorders and society’s standard of beauty. Have a listen to it under Smoke Radio on Spotify and let us know what you think!
I hope to see as many of you involved as possible!
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