Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March

Health and Social Care

Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March is a chance to build awareness and support the eating disorder community. The theme for 2019 is Come as You Are. It hopes to send a message to all people that all stories of body acceptance are valid. With Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March, the aim is to start a conversation about relationships with their bodies and food to build eating disorder awareness.

How To Get Involved In Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March

  1. Sign the pledge

NEDA who runs Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March has created a challenge or pledge for people to sign. The pledge hopes to build a movement of changemakers that accept all bodies. Consequently, this challenge comes after one of the leading risk factors in eating disorders stems from diet culture and weight stigma.

By signing the pledge, individuals are saying they will reject diet culture by accepting their own body while respecting others. You can sign the pledge here.

  1. Increase mental health awareness

Mental health issues can affect anyone from any walk of life. Furthermore, it is vital to raise awareness on what mental health and mental illness mean. At VideoTile, we create mental health awareness online courses. These are training videos that we brand to suit your business needs. As a result, you can then deliver the training to your own clients.

With Mental Health Awareness training, your clients can receive practical advice. The course covers what to look out for and working effectively with people who may have a mental illness.

  1. Start a conversation

NHS trusts, schools and communities are all taking part in Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March. To learn more and share stories, you can start a conversation with your colleagues or community in order to end the stigma of body weight and understand the support services available.

Want to find out more about VideoTile’s Mental Health Awareness training? Receive your free trial here or talking to the team by emailing sales@videotile.co.uk