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As you may or may not know FEAST, while a truly international organization, has regional task forces whose aim is to share information about eating disorder treatment across their own regions, address eating disorders issues and concerns specifically relevant in a local context and raise awareness about F.E.A.S.T in their own areas.

I have been chair of the UK Task Force for some years and have enjoyed it very much. It is, however, time for me to step back a bit to allow newer ideas and new parents to take FEAST in the UK forward.
 
I know that many of you already ARE doing things, whether it be petitioning politicians, speaking out in public and more privately or providing a coffee and a listening ear to parents in your locality. If you are, or if you think you'd like to, do email me from the board so that we can chat about what's involved. We only need one or two people to chair the group (which mainly involves keeping in touch with others and sending reports on what is going on to the FEAST board). We need as many parents as possible on the ground using your own particular talents to help FEAST and the families of those with eating disorders.

As I said, do feel free to email me directly so that we can chat, or add your ideas and suggestions here

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I know Charlotte used to put us all in touch with each other on Facebook and I'm not sure whether this is still happening or not? I've found it really great to get to know the other parents outside of this forum and by their 'real names'! So maybe this is something I could do for parents who'd like to be put in touch with other parents in this way AND if existing parents on my FB friends list could let me know if they're happy for me to 'friend' them up with people?

As you know, I am also happy to talk to people via email, the phone or (if local) over a coffee. As you also know, I blog - and regularly push this forum as I know that some members have found this forum via my blog.

But, also as you know, I'm not great at lobbying MPs, NHS or whatever in person. And I'm limited to how much I can take on since agreeing to the a Trustee of the charity Men Get Eating Disorders Too.

You've done a fantastic job, Marcella, and you deserve a rest!

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Hi there,
Is everybody here aware of ATDTfb    the facebook group for ATDT.
It is a private, closed,  moderated group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATDTCarerSupportGroup/

Best TF X

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And please friend me on my Facebook page where I link to my latest blog posts which may help. See links below.
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