I have struggled with anorexia in the past. It started after I began to diet and it turned into an obsession.Being in the grip of the illness, I felt like there was no way out.What I weighed that morning would change my mood for the rest of the day.So many people go through it, but it’s not always talked about, which is why we want to make people more aware.
My team and I are working with Fixers to encourage others to intervene if they feel someone’s diet has become a disorder.Hopefully, spotting the signs early will enable others to get the help they need.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:
Lancashire Care Eating Disorder Service
Shelley French from the organisation supports our project. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast film.
Thomas Whitham Sixth Form
Gemma Swift and Janine Swarbrick support our Fix. They allowed us to shoot our film at the college.
I would also like to thank my mum, Julie Lambert and Gail Waddington for appearing in the TV film.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Tilly and Bella