An article was published in the Telegraph by insideMAN's Editor Glen Poole, which includes my views on eating disorders awareness campaigns directed at men. Click here to read the article.
Myself and fellow Fixer Adam Coles attended the Labour Party Conference in Manchester and took part in a Fixers debate with Tristram Hunt MP, Shadow Education Minister, on social action. We also had the opportunity to speak to Mr Hunt and an assembled audience about our projects.
I later attended the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham which was chaired by Chloe Smith MP. The panel also included Rajay Naik from the Open University and I discussed my own experiences of overcoming an eating disorder.
I showed my support for Fixers by encouraging others to vote for them as the UK's 'Best Charity' in the National Lottery Awards. To find out more, read the Daily Mail Online article.
The past two years we have run workshop tours funded by the Lottery. We are now touring the country including Scotland and Northern Ireland for the first time.
I am still campaigning to raise awareness of male eating disorders and am continuing to work with my website to push my campaign nationally.
Since my Fixers project in 2008, the website has evolved into a concrete registered charity and my campaign has reached more than 10 million people across the world!
From local and national media coverage, to my UK tour offering training and advice to health professionals, MGEDT has gone from strength to strength.
I've also had the opportunity to take my campaign to the Department of Health to raise awareness of male eating disorders.
My story was recently featured by MSN Wellbeing. Click here to read the article.
26th February 2013
I attended the official UK-wide Fixers launch at Westminster, London, and talked about my project with fellow Fixers and a group of MPs.
Following on from a petition asking the Government to improve services and delivery of care for male eating disorders, I continue to provide training workshops across the country and have agreed to help other Fixers wishing to raise awareness of eating disorders with their projects. I have also secured some further funding and make regular contributions to the print and television media on related subjects.
22nd January 2013
I appeared on Channel 4's 'Supersize vs Superskinny'. You can read more about it and find a link to the programme by clicking here.
MGEDT launched a new petition calling on the government to improve service provision for men with eating disorders both on policy and delivery levels – received 534 signatories
Since the start of my Fixers project, I have won many different awards from across the country, including:
- Talk Talk Digital Heroes South East Award
- Beacon Prize
- Beat Awards
- Mental Healthy Award for Heroic Community Champion
When the website was launched it was featured in:
- BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat
- Channel 4 News
- The Scotsman
- Many regional newspapers and websites
I have also be quoted speaking about male eating disorders in:
- Daily Express
- Attitude magazine
- Daily Mirror
- BBC Inside Out
- Daybreak (November 2012)
- Channel 4's 'Supersize vs. Superskinny' (Jan 2013)
- BBC Sussex Radio
- BBC Tees Radio