Eating Disorders are a mental illness often misunderstood and surrounded by stigma. This year, we are joining many organisations worldwide that are running an Eating Disorder Awareness Week from 27th February to 5th March 2017.
We’ll kick off the week with welcoming Tina McGuff, author of best selling book Seconds to Snap who will share her experience of living with eating disorder, recovery and life “post” eating disorder and Sarah, QMU Student who will deliver a TED Talk. Monday 27th February 12:15-1:45pm Lecturer Theatre 3169.
On Thursday 2nd March, University Mental Health Day, volunteers from CAPS Independent Advocacy are coming to show the film Spilling the Beans and have a discussion about living with an eating disorder. The short film has been made by young people with experience of eating disorder. They relate their experiences accompanied by music, photography and images also contributed by young people with experience of Eating Disorders. Thursday 2nd March 1:15-2:15pm Room 3091
We have also teamed up with Beat and will be holding a stall all along Thursday 2nd March in 1875. Feel free to pop in and help yourself with freebies and resources.
Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and discover stories of students who are/have experienced living with an eating disorder.
QMUSU Eating Disorder Awareness Week is organised by Jill McKay, Welfare Officer 2016-2017