Eating disorders can destroy lives, not only young women, but men can be victims of this disease also. Help and treatment should be sought as soon as possible to aid a full and fast recovery.
Awareness focuses on self-esteem, eating disorders in the workplace, and the importance of good understanding of eating disorders among GPs.
The campaign is a bid to raise awareness of eating disorders and encourage understanding and compassion towards those affected.
The theme this year is #Why Wait?
On average, 149 weeks pass before those experiencing eating disorder symptoms seek help. That’s almost three years, 37 months or 1,043 days.
There are lots of ways to get involved during Eating Disorders Awareness Week, whether you raise funds, take part in surveys or petitions, or simply share our posts on social media. The aim is to get more people talking about eating disorders, to tackle stigma and misunderstanding, and to help people understand that they’re not alone.