SpunOut.ie is looking for young people aged 16-25 to share your story about eating disorders
What is an eating disorder?
Our relationship with food is pretty important: we need it to survive and thrive on a daily basis. An eating disorder is a health condition that causes a serious and potentially life-threatening change in your normal eating habits. What many people may not realise is that eating disorders aren’t necessarily about food – they’re often a sign of underlying worries and emotional stress.
Three common eating disorders are:
Read about other young people’s experiences:
- How I started my eating disorder recovery journey
- What having an eating disorder feels like for me
- How I started my recovery from anorexia
- Why the clean eating movement is harmful to my anorexia recovery
Get involved in the campaign
We believe that young people across Ireland can help support each other by their sharing stories, lived experiences, advice and opinions. If you’re between 16 and 25 years old and living in Ireland, we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in writing an article or making a video to support young people to give up smoking or avoid starting to smoke.
Do I need writing experience?
You do not need any writing experience. We’ll help you out every step of the way giving you feedback and suggestions for your piece. Your piece will be posted on SpunOut.ie and may be posted on our social media so that thousands of young people across Ireland will feel more supported and encouraged to seek help.
How do I get started?
If you’re interested in sharing your story, email Heather ([email protected]).