Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 1-7 March 2021

From 1-7 March join our campaign to create a future where people experiencing binge eating disorder are met with understanding and compassion.

You might think you don’t know me, but you probably do. I could be your sister, your husband or your neighbour. I’m one in 50 people. I live with binge eating disorder, and there are some things I want you to know. #YouMightKnowMe

Binge eating disorder will affect one in fifty of us in our lifetime, it is the most common but least understood. It isn’t about being greedy or lacking in willpower, but a serious mental illness which many suffer with alone, often with the fear of how others might react the reason they don’t reach out for help.

In March, during Eating Disorders Awareness Week you can start to help change that.

Raise Funds. Start conversations. Change lives.

Only 1 in 4 receive the help and support they desperately need to recover from binge eating disorder. Without it, many struggle to get better and some even blame themselves. Sign up to receive your free fundraising pack to support our service for everyone affected by eating disorders.

Share your experiences 

Experienced binge eating disorder? Sharing your story helps to fight myths and misinformation. There’s lots of ways to do this, including remaining anonymous. Get in touch to find out more

Your Stories 

When you don’t understand what it’s like to live with binge eating disorder, it can be easy to make assumptions. To think that it’s ‘just’ comfort eating, or that the binges are ‘just’ overindulging in favourite foods. But in reality, people who binge don’t enjoy it. They do it because they’re ill.

Learn more about binge eating disorder

Lots of us know what it’s like to struggle with food. To crave control and feel ashamed of our bodies, or even ourselves. Living with binge eating disorder is no different. Everyone living with an eating disorder deserves compassion, support and respect. Increase your knowledge now by reading up on our website

Support a friend 

Opening up to family and friends can be the first step to recovery for those living with binge eating disorder. If one of your loved ones told you about their bingeing, what would you say? Our information and advice can help you support someone who’s struggling. Read about supporting a friend or loved one

Find help

Asking for help can feel more frightening than doing nothing. You might be scared that you’ll be judged, or that whoever you tell won’t understand. If you’re worried about your bingeing, our helpline advisors are here to listen. They provide confidential support and guidance and can help you find out more about treatment options in your area.

Stay up to date 

Be the first to hear about activities for Eating Disorder Awareness Week, sign up to our e-newsletter.

Why binge eating disorder? 

Want to better understand why we’ve chosen binge eating disorder as our 2021 theme, read our statement here.