Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 27th February, 2023

Eating Disorders Awareness Week - men graphicAround one in four people with eating disorders are men. And yet in 2023, their symptoms can still go unnoticed by those around them. This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Monday 27 February - Sunday 5 March).

To better understand these complex mental illnesses — and put gender stereotypes to bed — Beat has launched the UK’s biggest survey to date on men’s experiences with eating disorders.

Of those that took part:

  • One in five had never spoken out about their struggles
  • Six in 10 were disappointed with the help available to men
  • Four in five felt raising awareness would help more men get treatment sooner

Visit the Beat website to read stories, learn about eating disorders in men and spread the word.