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Eating Disorders: Myth Busting, Awareness and a Personal Testimony

March 2 @ 14:30 - 15:30

As a part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) we are opening the conversation on eating disorders and challenging the misunderstandings of what eating disorders are and who gets them. In this event, you will hear of the various myths and facts about eating disorders, as well as the signs and symptoms that might arise. We will hear from Jo Whitfield, the National Officer in Wales for Beat, who will give insight into the current reality of eating disorders in the UK.

We will also here from Zoe John, a Beat ambassador, who tells of her own story of eating disorder recovery. The event aims to inform but importantly, it aims to bring hope to those who might be affected by an eating disorder, and where to get help if needed.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eating-disorders-myth-busting-awareness-and-a-personal-testimony-tickets-272789971147

Jo Whitfield is the National Officer in Wales for Beat, the eating disorder support charity, and has worked for Beat since August 2017. Jo works closely with stakeholders across Wales to help deliver Beat’s mission to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Twitter: @BeatED_Wales

Zoe has been a Beat ambassador since 2016 and shares her story of suffering and recovery from eating disorders including bulimia and binge eating disorder. Over the years, she has told her story through poetry readings, presentations, and documentaries including BBC3’s ‘Amazing Humans’. Finding recovery through sport and having represented Wales and Great Britain in two different sports, Zoe’s story emphasises that truly anything is possible when you recover. It is never too late.

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