Bid to raise eating disorder awareness

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Eating disorder services in Lancashire are working to raise awareness as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Staff at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Eating Disorder Services are supporting the national campaign which aims to raise awareness and support for people that have suffered themselves from an eating disorder or have had friends or family members that have been affected.

Sarah Heys, team manager for the East and Central Lancashire Eating Disorder Services said: “Eating disorders can affect anyone at any point in their lives and although the majority of people who suffer from an eating disorder are female, this is not always the case.

“The sooner people get help the better chance they have of making a full recovery so if you have a worry, no matter how small, it’s always better to look into it or ask for help.”

If you think you may be suffering from an eating disorder or are concerned about some one else, the advice is to visit you GP in the first instance.