Countdown to World Eating Disorders Day 2017
World Eating Disorders Action Day (#WeDoAct) is a grassroots movement designed for and by people affected by an eating disorder, their families, and the medical and health professionals who support them. Uniting activists across the globe, the aim is to expand global awareness of eating disorders as genetically linked, treatable illnesses that can affect anyone. The Second Annual #WorldEatingDisordersDay will take place on June 2, 2017, with many countries carrying out local “live” activities.
Members of the eating disorder community, including affected individuals and their families, professionals, researchers, and policy makers, have united virtually to increase access to accurate information, eradicate myths and collectively advocate for resources and policy change. The first World Eating Disorders Action Day took place on June 2, 2016 and generated information virtually around the globe. Learn more by visiting our About page!
The 2017 #WeDoActTogether them
More than 200 organisations from 40 countries and 1000s of activists are working together on 6 social media platforms and locally to make a difference in how eating disorders are understood and treated! A Steering Committee comprised of global diverse representation is providing strategic guidance. The larger activist community is engaged in every step of developing messaging, materials and outreach.
Learn more here!