The charity of the month is Beat Eating Disorders, formerly known as the Eating Disorders Association. This charity was founded in 1989 to end the suffering caused by eating orders and to support the lives affected by it. I came across this amazing charity on LinkedIn and I was blown away by their work.
Eating disorders are terrible illnesses that affect the lives of around 1.25 million people in the UK. Many of those struggling with this illness keep it a secret from their family and friends, and they come from all ages, backgrounds, races, and gender. Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of who you are and where you are from.
Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED). It is a horrible illness that can ruin lives but with the right support and treatment, full recovery is possible.
I feel it is the secrecy that is the worst part of this illness. Eating disorders usually come along with a lot of shame, which is why the sufferers battle with it silently. The more awareness raised about eating disorders, the more comfortable people will be about talking about these issues. This is why Beat Eating Disorders charity is doing such an amazing job. I am a huge fan of this charity.
Charity of the Month – Beat Eating Disorders
Beat has a national helpline available every day to help those whose lives are impacted by eating disorders. Details of the helpline opening hours and one-to-one web chat can be found here.
If you like the sound of Beat Eating Disorders charity and want to support their work, click here for details on fundraising, donating, volunteering, and campaigning. The website is filled up lots of information on how you can get involved and take part in supporting people experiencing eating disorders.
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