Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an international awareness event, fighting the myths and misunderstandings that surround anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other eating disorders.
On average, 149 weeks pass before those experiencing eating disorder symptoms seek help. That’s almost three years, 37 months or 1,043 days.
We know the sooner someone gets the treatment they need, the more likely they are to make a full and fast recovery.
As well as campaigning to improve the services available, we recognise that we must raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder and encourage and empower people to take action now – no matter how long their symptoms have been present.
For more information about Eating Disorders Awareness week, the ‘Beat – eating disorders’ website can be found here.