A campaign was launched today which aims to end the pain and suffering caused by around 1.25m people in the UK with eating disorders.

Each year eating disorder charity Beat runs Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Beat provides services to encourage and empower people to get help quickly, equips family and friends with essential skills and advice and campaigns to increase knowledge of eating disorders and for better funding for treatment.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (March 1 to 7) is a huge opportunity for Beat to highlight the impact of eating disorders. This year, the campaign is focusing on binge eating disorder.

More people live with binge eating disorder than anorexia or bulimia. It’s more common than most people think and can affect anyone of any age, gender, ethnicity or background.

You might not think you know anyone affected by binge eating disorder, but you probably do. Binge eating disorder will affect one in fifty people in their lifetime.

Eating disorders can affect anyone, any week of the year, but Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a great opportunity for you to support Beat’s vital work and help spread the word.

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