It’s Eating Disorders Week, Remember Men Get Them Too!

It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2012 this week and our friends at Men Get Eating Disorders Too (MGEDT) are using the week TO MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THE BOYS (and men).

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)

About

Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

Posted in NEWS, World News On Men's Issues
One comment on “It’s Eating Disorders Week, Remember Men Get Them Too!
  1. […] Our friends at Men Get Eating Disorders Too has launched an online petition that aims to address inequalities around service provision and in particular the barriers men face getting help. Click here to read more […]

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