Eating Disorders Awareness Week 11 - 17 February 2013
Thank you to everyone who supported Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2013! The week was a great success and across the UK people raised awareness and increased understanding of eating disorders.
Raising funds - Sock it to eating disorders
If you raised money for Beat during Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we would really appreciate it if you could please return it to us by Friday 15 March. If you downloaded a Sock it to eating disorders fundraising pack, a paying in form was included. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 753336.
There are still many ways to fundraise for Beat. If you would like to find out more and take part in a fundraising event sign up for your free pack today.
Here is what some of our supporters got up to during Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2013!
Raising awareness - Everybody knows somebody
Beat staff and volunteers are always struck by how many people tell you a personal story about eating disorders when you say you work or volunteer for Beat. This could be their own experience or somebody they know who has suffered.
We therefore want to use Eating Disorders Awareness Week to spread the message that Everybody knows somebody – eating disorders are more common than you think. This serious mental illness is affecting someone you know right now – in your street, in your school, in your workplace, even in your own home. Over 1.6 million people in the UK are affected by eating disorders including people of all ages and backgrounds.
We are encouraging people to help the person they know whether it’s your girlfriend, a work colleague, your best friend or your brother – reach out, talk to them and offer support. The sooner someone gets the help they need, the more likely they are to make a full recovery.