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Sam Thomas, MGEDT

Sam Thomas is the founder and Director of Men Get Eating Disorders Too (MGEDT). He set up the charity in 2009, following his own experiences of bulimia.

Sam felt that being male was one of the reasons why he’d found it difficult to get appropriate support and in response, he launched the original MGEDT website with Fixers.

Since then he’s been raising awareness of male eating disorders and providing information and advice that it is specific to men’s needs.

Sam frequently talks about his experiences at conferences and in the media and has received a number of awards.

His work has been recognised with the Beacon Prize and at the Beat Awards, Talk Talk Digital Heroes Awards and the Sheila McKechnie Campaigner Awards.

 

  General

Please describe your charity.

What proportion of men have an eating disorder?

What can society do to tackle eating disorders?

What do you think about public debate on eating disorders?

What do you see as the biggest problem[s] for someone who has an eating disorder?

Who do you help, and how?

What trends are you seeing in the prevalence of eating disorders?

What do you think about public information on eating disorders?

What do you think about the care available for eating disorders?

What do you recommend they do?

Why is your charity necessary?

Why do you think this trend is happening?

Who do you think needs more information?

What is the biggest problem for health services?

What would you say to the friends and family of someone who has an eating disorder?

  Finally

If there was one thing you could say to someone with an eating disorder, what would it be?

If there was one thing you could say to friends and family of someone with an eating disorder, what would it be?

 
 
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