It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week and Beat – The UK’s Eating Disorders Charity – has chosen this year’s theme to focus on men with eating disorders.
On this page you will find a range of videos that highlight how to ask for help and support with an eating disorder, what living with an eating disorder can be like for men and what you can expect from recovery.
Emma Hagerty, Clinical Lead for Eating Disorders Services, discusses the lasting effects eating disorders can have and where to seek help.
Eating disorders do not discriminate. They affect people of all ages, genders and ethnicity.
There are a number of different charities that can provide support such as Beat, First Steps ED and Male Voice ED.
You can also seek help through your GP who can put you in touch with specialist services.
Please remember, you are not alone. We are here for you.
Men Get Eating Disorders Too
We met with Geraint, who is in recovery from an eating disorder and Rhi, a Peer Mentor from our Eating Disorders Service to talk about what living with an eating disorder can be like for men.
For more information and support, please visit Beat’s website or speak to your GP.
Recovery isn’t linear, but taking that step forward to improve your health is huge and is something you should be proud of.
For Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we spoke to Geraint and Rhi, two people who have recovered and are in recovery from their eating disorders.
“At the beginning of my journey with my eating disorder, I didn’t think recovery was possible. But now I’m coming towards the end of my recovery, I know that it is possible” – Geraint.
For help and support with eating disorders, speak to your GP who can put you in touch with specialist services.