You may well be aware that eating disorders are typically perceived to be illnesses that are suffered by only women and girls. In reality, eating disorders are conditions that are indiscriminate and can affect anyone of either gender.
For Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2012 MGEDT wants to further increase awareness of eating disorders in men and challenge the stereotypical assumptions often made.
One quick and easy way you can do this is to sign an online petition that aims to address inequalities around service provision, in-particular the barriers men face getting help from the point of access and in treatment services.
MGEDT hopes that the petition will spark a debate and initiate key changes in services so that men’s specific needs are recognised and met.
Please sign and share this link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/26689
For more information about MGEDT and eating disorders in men visit www.mengetedstoo.co.uk
You an also ‘like’ their campagn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Men-Get-Eating-Disorders-Too/93995340689
And follow them on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MGEDT (@MGEDT)