Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017
This week (27 February to 5 March 2017) is Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
This international event aims to raise awareness about these serious illnesses, fight myths and misunderstandings and encourage people to seek help as early as possible, so they get the help they need.
Aged 16 to 18 years
We provide a dedicated Community Eating Disorders Service (CEDS) in: Bury; Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale; Oldham; Stockport; Tameside and Glossop; and Trafford.
This is part of our Healthy Young Minds Services. It provides a wide range of support and treatment to children and young people aged from 8 to 18 years, who live or are registered with a GP in these areas. We can continue to see young people up until their 19th birthday.
You can contact the CEDS in the following ways:
Community Eating Disorder Service (CEDS)
Telephone: 0161 716 4060
Under 16 years
If you are under 16 years old you’ll receive treatment and support from our core Healthy Young Minds services. However the CEDS staff work closely with the team to provide extra support to those who need it.
Your GP, teacher or another professional can refer you to Healthy Young Minds.
Drop-in information events
During the week, staff from our Community Eating Disorders Service will be hosting a series of information events in local colleges. They will be sharing information about the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and details about the help and support that is available.
- Tuesday 28 February, 10am to 1pm at Oldham Sixth Form College student services
- Wednesday 1 March, 11am to 1.30pm, Rochdale Sixth Form College student services
- Wednesday 1 March, 2pm to 4pm, Holy Cross College and University Centre, Bury (student services)
- Thursday 2 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Tameside College student services
- Thursday 2 March, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Stockport College student services
- Friday 3 March, 10am to 2pm, Trafford College student services
In my own words: real life experiences of an eating disorder
It can be very worrying having an eating disorder and you may feel alone. However, a large number of people are affected by an eating disorder – so you most definitely are not alone.
We’ve spoken to some young people about their experiences of having an eating disorder and a CEDS clinician about what you can expect from their service.
Further advice, information and resources
- Your GP
- Healthy Young Minds website: www.healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk
- B-eat: www.b-eat.co.uk
- NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk (search eating disorders)
- Mind: http: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/eating-disorder-awareness-week-2017
- Papyrus prevention of young suicide: www.papyrus-uk.org or phone 0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans: www.samaritans.org or phone 116 123 from any phone (available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)