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Webchat: Eating Disorders Monday 20/02/17

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 20th February 2017.

Concerned about someone you know or worried about your own eating habits and lifestyle? Join us online to talk with a mental health nurse about Eating disorders, what they are, who can be effected and ways to get help.

Remember all of the chats are completely anonymous, safe and secure, see our terms and conditions for more information.

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Chat Health (Katie) / 20 Feb 16:49

Hi. This webchat is now open. We are thinking about eating disorders today.

Chat Health (Katie) / 20 Feb 16:51

Does anybody out there worry about the way they look? Do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to others? Are you purposely restricting your diet?

Chat Health (Katie) / 20 Feb 16:55

Eating disorders affect a lot of young people, including males. It can lead to behaviours such as binging on food, and self inducing vomit. Some people also struggle with exercise.

Chat Health (Katie) / 20 Feb 16:58

If you think you might be suffering with an eating disorder, try and talk about it. Whether its with a friend, or anybody else that you trust and feel comfortable with. There is also professional help out there.

Chat Health (Katie) / 20 Feb 17:03

You don't always need to have a full conversation with someone your close to if you are struggling. A lot of individuals use code words or buzz words that alert others to the fact that they are struggling and need help and support. Please don't struggle on your own.

This chat is now closed!

This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

Health for Teens: Eating Disorder or:

www.youngminds.org.uk

www.kooth.com

www.childline.org.uk

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your school nurse or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

You can text your school nurse through the ChatHealth messaging service which runs Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  If you go to school in Leicester City please text 07520 615386, if you go to school in Leicestershire County or Rutland then please text 07520 615387.

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