At The Feel Happy [Eating] Fix on Tuesday 16th June 2015, young people with first-hand experience of eating disorders joined forces with leading experts in the field to come up with practical ways to improve life for others with similar conditions.
Throughout the day, 16 to 25-year-olds from across the UK took part in focus groups and sat on a panel, where they spoke openly about the challenges they’ve faced in six different areas of their lives - at home, work, school, in the media, in health services and at ‘play’.
They also shared their suggestions on how to make things better in the company of world-renowned and respected eating disorder experts including Professor Janet Treasure OBE and Dr Dasha Nicholls from Great Ormond Street Hospital, who hosted the afternoon session.
Contributors at the event, which was supported by the Wellcome Trust, included young people who have battled anorexia, bulimia and body dysmorphic disorder.
A report on the findings from the day will be presented to government and decision-makers.