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Eating Disorders Awareness Week Resources for Young People

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018 takes place between the 26th of February and the 4th of March. The theme for this year’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week is ‘Why Wait?‘ On average it takes 149 weeks before those experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder seek help, so why are people waiting?

Tweet your support for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018 at #EDAW2018


Here are the resources we found for Eating Disorders Awareness Week for young people:

Warning Signs & Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders, such as bulimia, binge eating disorder, and anorexia, are serious illnesses that involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviours surrounding food, exercise, and body image. This video outlines the basic warning signs and symptoms and will hopefully give you an idea of what to look out for.

How to Help a Loved One

This video helps loved ones know how to help someone with an eating disorder. Navigating the process of helping a loved one on the path to eating disorder recovery can be a challenge but you are not alone. This video is for anyone who is helping a friend or family member overcome the struggling with an eating disorder.

The Consumed

Megan has joined together with Fixers and their team to help other young people spot when someone has an eating disorder. Don’t dance around the issue of anorexia, it’s time to help people suffering with eating disorders. Reach out and remind someone you’re there for them.

Bright Futures: Hope’s Story

Hope Virgo was referred to CAMHS by her schools but didn’t take it seriously and her eating disorder started to get worse. She ended up in hospital before getting the help she needed to battle her eating disorder. Today, she is a mental health advocate, championing a broader understanding of mental health issues and the need for early intervention.

Organisation

Beat: The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity

Beat is the UK’s largest eating disorder charity focusing on beating eating disorders. The website offers information about eating disorders, support services and ways to get involved within the charity work of beat. The website also has information for professionals who may be interested in gaining knowledge on eating disorders.

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

Anorexia and Bulimia Care aims to work for the relief of those suffering from eating disorders, encourage and assist others to care for sufferers, to educate and train those caring for sufferers as well as carrying out preventative education, and to promote research into eating disorders.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too!

Men Get Eating Disorders Too focus their work on raising awareness and campaigning for men who have eating disorders. They provide information to men and others around them and provide a platform for men to get their voices heard.

Eating Disorders

(Featured resource)This single page summary from Black Country Minds is an introduction to eating disorders, and includes a simple questionnaire (the SCOFF questionnaire) that can support in identifying if a young person might have an issue. It includes simple, helpful advice and links out to a few additional resources, including video clips, and to organisations who may be able to support.

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is a serious mental illness where people experience a loss of control and eat large quantities of food on a regular basis. This webpage from Beat explains what binge eating disorder is and gives the experiences of other people who have suffered with binge eating disorder.

Bulimia

Bulimia is a serious mental illness that is characterised by someone eating a large quantity of food, then trying to compensate for that overeating by vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics, fasting, or exercising excessively. This webpage from Beat includes information on what bulimia is, what causes bulimia and what it is like to have bulimia.

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder

Anroexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder are diagnosed according to a list of expected behavioural, psychological, and physical symptoms. Sometimes a person’s symptoms don’t exactly fit the expected symptoms for any of these specific eating disorders. In that case, they might be diagnosed with an other specified feeding or eating disorder. This webpage from Beat covers OSFEDs including signs of OSFEDs.

Audio

Anorexia: in conversation with Zoë at The Nightingale Centre

In the latest episode of the 4YP podcast, Richard speaks to Zoë, a Year 11 student who attends The Nightingale Centre. In the podcast, Zoë speaks with great honesty about her experiences as a sufferer with the eating disorder, anorexia.

Warning Signs & Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders, such as bulimia, binge eating disorder, and anorexia, are serious illnesses that involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviours surrounding food, exercise, and body image. This video outlines the basic warning signs and symptoms and will hopefully give you an idea of what to look out for.

How to Help a Loved One

This video helps loved ones know how to help someone with an eating disorder. Navigating the process of helping a loved one on the path to eating disorder recovery can be a challenge but you are not alone. This video is for anyone who is helping a friend or family member overcome the struggling with an eating disorder.

The Consumed

Megan has joined together with Fixers and their team to help other young people spot when someone has an eating disorder. Don’t dance around the issue of anorexia, it’s time to help people suffering with eating disorders. Reach out and remind someone you’re there for them.

Organisation

Beat: The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity

Beat is the UK’s largest eating disorder charity focusing on beating eating disorders. The website offers information about eating disorders, support services and ways to get involved within the charity work of beat. The website also has information for professionals who may be interested in gaining knowledge on eating disorders.

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

Anorexia and Bulimia Care aims to work for the relief of those suffering from eating disorders, encourage and assist others to care for sufferers, to educate and train those caring for sufferers as well as carrying out preventative education, and to promote research into eating disorders.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too!

Men Get Eating Disorders Too focus their work on raising awareness and campaigning for men who have eating disorders. They provide information to men and others around them and provide a platform for men to get their voices heard.

Eating Disorders

(Featured resource)This single page summary from Black Country Minds is an introduction to eating disorders, and includes a simple questionnaire (the SCOFF questionnaire) that can support in identifying if a young person might have an issue. It includes simple, helpful advice and links out to a few additional resources, including video clips, and to organisations who may be able to support.

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is a serious mental illness where people experience a loss of control and eat large quantities of food on a regular basis. This webpage from Beat explains what binge eating disorder is and gives the experiences of other people who have suffered with binge eating disorder.

Bulimia

Bulimia is a serious mental illness that is characterised by someone eating a large quantity of food, then trying to compensate for that overeating by vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics, fasting, or exercising excessively. This webpage from Beat includes information on what bulimia is, what causes bulimia and what it is like to have bulimia.

Audio

Anorexia: in conversation with Zoë at The Nightingale Centre

In the latest episode of the 4YP podcast, Richard speaks to Zoë, a Year 11 student who attends The Nightingale Centre. In the podcast, Zoë speaks with great honesty about her experiences as a sufferer with the eating disorder, anorexia.

Warning Signs & Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders, such as bulimia, binge eating disorder, and anorexia, are serious illnesses that involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviours surrounding food, exercise, and body image. This video outlines the basic warning signs and symptoms and will hopefully give you an idea of what to look out for.

How to Help a Loved One

This video helps loved ones know how to help someone with an eating disorder. Navigating the process of helping a loved one on the path to eating disorder recovery can be a challenge but you are not alone. This video is for anyone who is helping a friend or family member overcome the struggling with an eating disorder.

The Consumed

Megan has joined together with Fixers and their team to help other young people spot when someone has an eating disorder. Don’t dance around the issue of anorexia, it’s time to help people suffering with eating disorders. Reach out and remind someone you’re there for them.

Organisation

Beat: The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity

Beat is the UK’s largest eating disorder charity focusing on beating eating disorders. The website offers information about eating disorders, support services and ways to get involved within the charity work of beat. The website also has information for professionals who may be interested in gaining knowledge on eating disorders.

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

Anorexia and Bulimia Care aims to work for the relief of those suffering from eating disorders, encourage and assist others to care for sufferers, to educate and train those caring for sufferers as well as carrying out preventative education, and to promote research into eating disorders.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too!

Men Get Eating Disorders Too focus their work on raising awareness and campaigning for men who have eating disorders. They provide information to men and others around them and provide a platform for men to get their voices heard.

Audio

Anorexia: in conversation with Zoë at The Nightingale Centre

In the latest episode of the 4YP podcast, Richard speaks to Zoë, a Year 11 student who attends The Nightingale Centre. In the podcast, Zoë speaks with great honesty about her experiences as a sufferer with the eating disorder, anorexia.

Eating Disorders

(Featured resource)This single page summary from Black Country Minds is an introduction to eating disorders, and includes a simple questionnaire (the SCOFF questionnaire) that can support in identifying if a young person might have an issue. It includes simple, helpful advice and links out to a few additional resources, including video clips, and to organisations who may be able to support.

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is a serious mental illness where people experience a loss of control and eat large quantities of food on a regular basis. This webpage from Beat explains what binge eating disorder is and gives the experiences of other people who have suffered with binge eating disorder.

Bulimia

Bulimia is a serious mental illness that is characterised by someone eating a large quantity of food, then trying to compensate for that overeating by vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics, fasting, or exercising excessively. This webpage from Beat includes information on what bulimia is, what causes bulimia and what it is like to have bulimia.