Eating Disorders Awareness Week

What is Eating disorders Awareness Week?
Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an international awareness event, fighting the myths and misunderstandings that surround anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and EDNOS.

Eating disorders are devastating mental illnesses that affect 1 in 50 people in the UK.

Recovery is possible, but we rely on our GPs to spot early warning signs that may have nothing to do with a person’s weight or appearance. Their role is crucial and their responsibility is huge, but the average GP receives less than 2 hours of training on eating disorders throughout their entire medical degree, which is just not good enough! This means that so often, people with eating disorders don’t get the help they need because GPs just don’t have the right training to diagnose them.

Beat are fighting for better access to treatment for people with eating disorders. They have developed clear and comprehensive courses for medical students, which some schools have started to teach. The aim is to provide GPs with the proper training so that they can match the seriousness of these conditions and give people with eating disorders the best possible care.

This year Beat are focusing on highlighting their training program to help GPs make the right referrals for people with eating disorders. But their services are still there for those who need them right now. This EDAW Beat are asking for your help to be Bright and Bold so that they can make sure no one faces an eating disorder alone.
When is Eating Disorders Awareness Week?
EDAW 22 takes place from the 28th February and will run until the 6th March.
How to get involved in Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
To get involved in EDAW 22 Beat are asking you to:

Speak up

We’re asking supporters to share their own GP experiences to highlight the difference knowledge, understanding and compassion can make!

Step Up

Our supporters’ fundraising activities and generous donations will amplify our campaign!

Skill Up

We’re asking supporters to share our campaign for change – with the tools and the time to understand eating disorders, our future GPs will be better equipped!

For more information visit Beat here or follow the campaign on social media using the hashtag #EDAW2022




Feb 01 2025 - Mar 06 2025


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