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Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust tweets about eating disorders
A mental health trust will be tweeting myths and facts about eating disorders as part of a national week of action to raise awareness.
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust has thrown its weight behind Eating Disorders Week to help raise awareness of anorexia and bulimia.
The trust will be giving advice on the symptoms and where to get help as well as trying to dispel myths about eating disorders.
Mary Kennedy, matron at the trust’s Phoenix Wing inpatient unit, said: “Eating disorders are becoming more common, so it’s highly likely you may know someone with an one.
“It won’t always be noticeable either, as the most common eating disorder, bulimia, means people look healthy, but they’re actually suffering."
The inpatient and day facilities, located at St Ann’s Hospital, offers a number of programmes to support patients from severe anorexia and bulimia.
Eating Disorders Week in organised by national charity B-eat and is running from February 11 to 17.