It is estimated that each year eating disorders cost the UK economy a staggering £15.8 billion. Providing care and support for those in need is proving to be an overwhelming challenge in a time of budget cuts and austerity.
Coupled with increasing numbers of sufferers, it is quickly becoming clear that there are many people out there struggling in silence failing to get the help they need. Furthermore, this help cannot come quickly enough.
This February Beat UK are organising a series of events and suggesting fun ideas in order to spread their message, raise funds for those in need, and generally try to make a difference by challenging stereotypes and quashing stigmas.
Their Sock It To Eating Disorders campaign is both fun and engaging, encouraging people to organise bake sales and don their coolest pair of fabulous socks. Most importantly, it aims to get people talking.
Supporting women and men of all ages, they aim to aid the recovery of those struggling with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Thought to be around 725, 000 people in the UK, there is no denying that drastic action needs to be taken to make the difficult recovery process as easy as it can possibly be.
This month Curva will interview a series of individuals willing to share their stories. Together we will make a difference in somebody’s life. Support the campaign by using the hashtag #EDAW2016 or posting your fashionable socks with the hashtag #SockItSelfie