February 16, 2011 3.11 pm This story is over 157 months old

Event to help tackle eating disorders

Disorder aware: NHS Lincolnshire will be holding an event especially to aide those with eating disorders.

As part of a new way of engaging people with eating disorders, NHS Lincolnshire will give patients a chance to speak out at an event at the Drill Hall.

The event on February 25 is open to all and allows members of the public to learn about eating disorders as well as meet specialist clinicians and their patients.

People can learn about the challenges people with such disorders face daily and the stigma surrounding it.

There will also be nutritional experts, local support groups there to talk to the public and a range of literature.

Trust team co-ordinator of the anorexia nervosa service Phil Rice, said: “We want to give people, their families, and other healthcare professionals the opportunity to meet our specialist eating disorder team in a warm, friendly and non-judgemental atmosphere.

“With the right information, support and advice, it is possible to recover from a debilitating eating disorder and lead a healthy, happy life.

“Listening to some of our service users share their incredible journeys will be particularly encouraging.”

The free event begins at 5pm, and there will also be an opportunity to talk to the NHS Trust about other mental health services in Lincolnshire.

Source: NHS Lincolnshire | Photo: Arianna Meli