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Posted On: 17th Dec 2012

Eating Disorder Support on ITV

Eating Disorder Support on ITV
Eating Disorder Support on ITV
Eating Disorder Support on ITV

The group of 13 from Cheddar – led by Fixers Kathryn Manners and Sophie Skelding (both 17) – want to create the website to offer advice and information for eating disorder sufferers due to the number of people they know who have developed a disorder at some point in their lives.


“The disorders can be triggered by a number of things, but stress seems to be one big factor,” said Kathryn.


“A lot of the time these disorders seem impossible to beat – from the perspective of the sufferer and those offering help to them. But they can be beaten, and we want to give young people a platform to do that.”


Through the course of the film, the group also talk with Jane Smith, founder of national charity Anorexia Bulimia Care (ABC), and with Craig Taylor-Broad (26) from Camborne, Cornwall, who has been dealing with eating disorders for ten-years.


Kathryn and the team - Elizabeth Clarke, Ellie Bradley, Harry Bishop, Heather Cooke, Helen Pearce, Jack Landers, Jamie Strawbridge, Joel Butcher, Jonty Bolland, Laura Paterson, and Sam Hill (all 17-years-old) - hope their website will become useful to children, teenagers, and those in University.

Author: Ashley Scrace


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