Keen to increase understanding of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, Victoria Conde and her team are helping others spot the early signs of the condition before it turns more serious.
The 19-year-old from Chirk in Wales says that although she has never had anorexia, she knows people who have dealt with it in the past.
‘Members of our group feel that eating disorders are sometimes ignored or misunderstood,’ Victoria explains.
‘We think that it is important for people to identify the signs to prevent themselves, family or friends from suffering in the future.’
With Fixers, Victoria and her team, who are all from North Shropshire College, have helped to create a PowerPoint presentation.
The slides highlight differences between dieting and anorexia and link to related Fixers resources.
Take a look at the group’s Fixers presentation by clicking below.
‘We think that our presentation looks really professional and is easy for people to follow,’ adds Victoria.
‘All the information that we felt was important is included.’
The group plan to send their resource to colleges and hope that their message will help spread awareness among young people.
They also hope that it will help others better understand the early signs of anorexia so they can support those who may be developing such conditions.
Victoria says: ‘We want to reduce the risk of eating disorders spiralling out of control.
‘We hope that people will have enough information so that they can get help and not end up in hospital.’
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