Get on board with World Eating Disorders Action Day

press-release-world-eating-disorders-action-day-final-2-2Eating Disorders can’t hide any more. Organizations and individuals are uniting across the globe to advocate for change and take action against eating disorders. The focus is our first-ever World Eating Disorders Action Day,to be held on June 2 this year.

This inaugural day provides a platform for diverse global populations to share accurate information about eating disorders and advocate for coherent response at the country level.

As someone whose life has been severely impacted by an eating disorder, I feel privileged to be invited to be a member of the steering committee organizing this historic event. To date more than 60 organisations, including ANZAED, and 100s of activists from 15 countries have expressed willingness to work together using social media as a platform for change.

The Mission of World Eating Disorders Action Day is to advance recognition of eating disorders as serious, treatable illnesses. The Vision is to unite eating disorder activists, professionals, and those personally affected to promote worldwide knowledge of eating disorders and recognition of the need for comprehensive treatment.

 

How to Get Engaged

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The inaugural World Eating Disorders Action Day  on June 2, 2016, will be primarily virtual and will serve to engage the worldwide eating disorder community around common goals.

Get involved today!

June Alexander

About June Alexander

I have written nine books about eating disorders since my recovery (my “reconnection with true self”) from anorexia nervosa and other long term mental health challenges in 2006. In 2017, I graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing). My contribution to the eating disorder field was recognised at the 2016 Academy for Eating Disorders International Conference in San Francisco where I was awarded the Meehan/Hartley Award for Public Service and Advocacy. I am currently a co-chair of the NEDC Steering Committee Evidence of Experience Group, a foundation steering committee member of the annual World Eating Disorders Action Day, and an Advisory Panel member for F.E.A.S.T.

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