Events in Sheffield to shed light on eating disorders

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Advice sessions, talks and even a special window display are being organised in Sheffield for Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

The awareness week, which starts next Monday, is being backed by Sheffield Health and Social Care, which runs the city’s eating disorders service.

An open afternoon is running on Monday at St George’s Community Health Centre in Netherthorpe from 2pm to 4pm, where people can find out about the support the trust offers.

The South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association is also taking over a window display at the junction of Pinstone Street and Cambridge Street for a fortnight to highlight the conditions, which include anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.

Clinical service manager Maggie Young said: “Eating disorders are a complex illness, but – as with many other mental health issues – people often find it difficult to speak up and access services, compared with those suffering from physical conditions.

“We hope these events can help shine a light on the impact of eating disorders on people in Sheffield.”