Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2014

Taking place 24 February - 2 March 2014, Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a chance to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders, challenge stereotypes and stigmas and raise funds for Beat. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses affecting 1.6 million people in the UK – they claim more lives than any other mental illness but are treatable and recovery is possible. The problem is awareness of eating disorders is too low – can you help us change this?

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Sock it to Eating Disorders is our fundraising campaign during Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The campaign debuted in 2013 with great success and we’re bringing it back for 2014. During the week get silly with your socks and fundraise for Beat. This is your chance to get together with friends, work colleagues or your family, wear your silliest socks, have fun and raise vital funds for Beat.

Diversitybestweb.jpgWe’re delighted that dance group and winners of Britain’s Got Talent Diversity are supporting Sock it to Eating disorders 2014. Every group of fundraisers that raises over £250 will be entered into a draw to win a visit to Diversity’s studio in Essex!

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To find out more email edaw@b-eat.co.uk or call 01603 753336.

 

Here's how some of our supporters took part in Sock it to Eating Disorders in 2013!

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How you can get involved with EDAW

Although our Sock it campaign runs through EDAW there are other ways you can get involved too by helping us to raise awareness of eating disorders:

  • Share your own experience – contact your local media or give a talk in your community
  • Keep up to date on Facebook by liking our page – www.facebook.com/beating.eating.disorders and follow us on Twitter @beatED. We’ll be keeping these channels up to date all the way through the week.
  • Hold an information stand at work, school, in your local library, GP surgery or anywhere you think might get people’s attention! We can provide you with information and leaflets – email edaw@b-eat.co.uk

Launching our 25th anniversary

2014 sees Beat celebrate 25 years of beating eating disorders and Eating Disorders Awareness Week launches our celebratory year. Our 25th anniversary is marked with a number of events throughout the year, starting with a Public Lecture on eating disorders and stigma during awareness week on Thursday 27 February.

See our 25th anniversary pages for more information on events and how to get involved.

Events during EDAW

On this page we’ll be uploading events to our website happening during EDAW. If you’ve got any to add to the list please email edaw@b-eat.co.uk to have yours uploaded to our site.

  • Helpline
    0845
    634 1414
  • Youthline
    0845
    634 7650

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