Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is an international awareness week, and every year Beat focuses on issues that matter to people affected by eating disorders. Past awareness weeks have focused on self-esteem, eating disorders in the workplace, and the importance of good understanding of eating disorders among GPs. We have carried out surveys, run petitions, spoken to media outlets, and addressed parliament in a bid to raise awareness of eating disorders and encourage understanding and compassion towards those affected.
It’s also a great time to raise money to support people with eating disorders, with our annual fundraising event, Sock It to Eating Disorders, taking place during EDAW each year. Find out more about Sock It here or get in touch with our fundraising team on 01603 753335 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are lots of ways to get involved during EDAW, whether you raise funds, take part in surveys or petitions, or simply share our posts on social media. The aim is to get more people talking about eating disorders, to tackle stigma and misunderstanding, and to help people understand that they’re not alone.
In 2018, Eating Disorders Awareness Week will take place from 26 February to 4 March. Check back here to find out more about what we’ll be doing throughout the week and how you can get involved.