Coming together to ‘sock it’ to eating disorders

Back, left to right: Scott Paterson, Richard Luscombe, Andy Bacon. Front, left to right: Kamilla Nas

Back, left to right: Scott Paterson, Richard Luscombe, Andy Bacon. Front, left to right: Kamilla Naseova, Hannah Brown, Rochelle Craig, Sue Luscombe, Gemma Douthwaite, Katherine Pugh, Nick Hawkes, Gemma Bacon, Helen Bean. Picture: Margesson Photography - Credit: Archant

Service leaders specialising in the field of eating disorders came together to raise awareness of how to best support those in need.

Left: Hannah Brown. Right: Kamilla Naseova. Picture: Margesson Photography

Left: Hannah Brown. Right: Kamilla Naseova. Picture: Margesson Photography - Credit: Archant

The event, which was held at The Orchard Fairfield Park, featured an activity decorating sock-shaped biscuits – a nod to eating disorder charity Beat’s campaign ‘Sock It’ – and also included discussion about early intervention and working in collaboration.

It was organised by Langford’s Hannah Brown – who was diagnosed with anorexia eight years ago, and now runs a peer support site called AnEarToHear.

In a column in the Comet beforehand, 27-year-old Hannah wrote: “Learning about myself has been so integral, learning about my illness and listening to the internal dialogue with more understanding and clarity.

“There has to be change, there has to be discussion around why there is still that stigma, why there is still such a wait for treatment, considerable reduction in all mental health funding and that lack of understanding.”

Left to right: Rochelle Craig, Katherine Pugh, Gemma Dauthwaite. Picture: Margesson Photography

Left to right: Rochelle Craig, Katherine Pugh, Gemma Dauthwaite. Picture: Margesson Photography - Credit: Archant

Attendees participate in icebreaker activities. Picture: Margesson Photography

Attendees participate in icebreaker activities. Picture: Margesson Photography - Credit: Archant


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