Ambassadors are experts by experience who help to bring to light the realities of living with an eating disorder, addressing the misconceptions and stigma surrounding these complex and serious mental illnesses. They are a diverse, creative group of people who each have a unique story to share. Through doing so, they help create a compassionate community where everyone can be open about mental health.
The Ambassador spoke bravely and very openly about his battle with anorexia nervosa, something which is rarely heard about via men and boys, leaving it commonly stigmatised as ‘a girl’s illness'.
Beat’s Ambassador programme empowers anyone who has been affected by an eating disorder to raise awareness. Most of our Ambassadors have recovered from eating disorders themselves but we have a small number of Ambassadors who have been affected by a loved one’s eating disorder.
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