Eating disorder awareness

Interesting piece about a student run awareness week for eating disorders – education is a key part of helping to deal with this problem, and initiatives like this can help significantly.

The aim of promoting awareness spread further than just Portsmouth with a Parliamentary debate taking place in Westminster Hall on 14th February 2013.

The inquiry – which heard from academics, magazine editors, the public, and other experts – were informed that 1.6 million people in the UK have eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.

The SRSH has created groups to support students with eating difficulties with the aim of revolutionising access to support across university campuses.

These groups provide low level support from trained students and allow a safe and informal space in which peers are able to reflect, listen, be listened to and have a chance to share pro-recovery stories.

Article via  Galleon news