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Meet the young people fixing eating disorders

Fixers has been bringing young people with experience of eating disorders together to get their voices heard, encouraging them to share their stories and ideas to help make positive change for others facing similar battles.

Click on the images below to find out more about some of the young people who took part in the Feel Happy [Eating] Fix, supported by the Wellcome Trust, on Tuesday 16th June 2015.

Sam Thomas

After launching his Fixers campaign in 2008, Sam Thomas is continuing to show that men can get eating disorders too. Click here to read more about his experiences and his Fix.

Jordan Caldwell

Sharing his experiences, Jordan is urging young people with eating disorders not to lose faith, reminding them they can get better. He was diagnosed with anorexia when he was 12. Click here to read more about Jordan and his campaign.

Naomi

Having experienced anorexia, Naomi’s Fixers campaign is to encourage other young people with mental health conditions to express themselves creatively. Click here to find out more.

Shannon Finan

When she was younger, Shannon developed eating disorders as a result of low self-esteem. Now in recovery, she wants to help promote healthy attitudes to body image. Click here to find out more about Shannon’s campaign.

Savannah Lloyd

In recovery from an eating disorder, Savannah Lloyd is campaigning to challenge the stigma attached to mental health conditions. Click here to find out more.

Angharad May

Aware of the challenges faced by those in recovery from eating disorders, Angharad May wants to help young people find healthy coping mechanisms. Click here to read her story.

Sarah Harmon

Having battled mental health conditions, including an eating disorder, Sarah Harmon wants to tackle the misconceptions surrounding these issues so that young people feel able to seek help. Click here to read her story.

Danny Bowman

After a modelling agency criticised his weight, Danny Bowman began purging and developed a condition known as body dysmorphic disorder. His campaign to raise awareness of the illness has attracted attention worldwide. Click here to find out more.

Imogen Smith

Having dealt with an eating disorder and a history of self harm, Imogen Smith offers her insight into life with a mental health condition. Click here to read more about Imogen.

Joanne Thompson

Understanding the importance of early intervention for those with eating disorders, Joanne wants to help others speak out and get the help they need. Click here to read more about her campaign.

 

 

Sarah Laverty

Knowing what it’s like to live with an eating disorder, Sarah Laverty wants to raise awareness of the conditions and the impact they can have on people’s lives. Click here to read more about Sarah.

“Real understanding of what it means to be a young person living with an eating disorder can only come through genuine engagement and in depth exploration of their experiences. We are delighted to be supporting this project, which does exactly that, and wholeheartedly commend the people involved, especially those Fixers who will be sharing their own stories in their own words.” Farrah Nazir, National Programmes Adviser at the Wellcome Trust.

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