MyDelifresh Supporting Beat on Eating Disorders Awareness Week

MyDelifresh Supporting Beat on Eating Disorders Awareness Week

This week we’d love for you to help us support Beat.
It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we know times are especially difficult right now due to the stress and anxiety of the pandemic especially for those suffering with eating disorders, although the end of lockdown is near! 🤞🏼
Beat exists to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.
They do this by working directly with sufferers and their families, and by using that experience to highlight the challenges they face and to campaign for change. Working both nationally and locally and focus on three priority areas: early intervention, family empowerment, prevention and cure.
Beat produce information to alert people to the early signs of an eating disorder, what to do about them and how to support someone who falls ill. They help people to understand their illness, guide them to seek medical help and support them to ensure they get the treatments to which they are entitled.
Here at MyDelifresh we are more than just an online shop, we’re a community that we want you to feel part of, we’re supporting the charity who help by creating awareness. if you would like to share your stories or experiences of your battle with eating disorders or those of you supporting others in their battles.
It helps others learn what this may feel like and may even show them how to help! Through the week we’ll share facts from Beat on this subject and their suggestions on how you can help yourselves and others through their battles💪🏼
Together we can support the fantastic work this charity does to help those struggling 💜
For help lines and more information:
Helpline: 0808 801 0677
Studentline: 0808 801 0811
Youthline: 0808 801 0711

Comments

Ben Kershaw

Having seen first hand how devastating an eating disorder can be and the impact it has not just on the suffer but the whole family I’m very pleased to see you supporting this vital charity. I became aware of my eldest daughters eating struggles in the middle of 2019 and life hasn’t been the same for any of us since. She was an average teenager, worked hard at school and there was no obvious trigger but once the anorexia took hold it was stronger than all of us. It’s very hard to understand how something that is basically trying to kill you becomes a support mechanism but it did. Six months in an eating disorder hospital helped to weight restore her but the inner voice was still there, she was released at the start of the first lockdown when first hand support was limited and gradually declined over the next six months. In October 2020 she was fortunate to be offered a place in another specialist hospital, the downside is that it is 150 miles away. She has been there since and distance and lockdown have meant that we visited at Christmas and haven’t seen her since. It’s hard enough on her fighting this awful illness but the homesickness is equally hard on her, she’s sixteen and just wants to be home with her family but she still has a lot more recovering to do. We’re actually lucky, she’s in hospital and getting help but the waiting lists for ED units are long, there’s a huge demand, BEAT is needed more than ever to help those suffers and their families and above all there desperately needs to be more investment in mental health services.

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