F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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Lonelymum
Hi - just wondering if anyone in the UK saw the BBC Lifeline Appeal for BEAT on tv today? There is also a link from the BEAT website. 
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LaraB
I saw it advertised and hope to watch on catch- up. How did it go?
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Lonelymum
Thanks LaraB. I didn’t watch it live either as it was my D that mentioned it after seeing a clip on instagram. I found it an emotional watch but good to see eating disorders getting a mention on tv and the advert I thought was well put together. Great they had Christopher Eccleston leading it and they really emphasised that boys make up 25% of sufferers. They also made a point of the effect it has in the wider family. I couldn’t help but wish it was longer and could explain in more detail about eating disorders and their devastating effects but as a charity appeal it did a good job and will hopefully raise lots of money! 
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LaraB

@Lonelymum  i will have to find the right moment to watch it. yes it is great to have eating disorders visible in the media as long as it is done in the right way and reduces the awful ignorance and stigma. And fabulous to have a former Dr Who talking about his illness. That must have been surprising for many. 
it would be great to find a way to raise funds for FEAST as really I have been so reliant on FEAST support. 

Our Ds are around the same age. Have you sorted out 6th form yet? I really need to sort it out. X

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Lonelymum

I totally agree about raising funds for FEAST. Finding this site has been a complete game changer for us - I only wish I had found it earlier.

6th form decided for my d as she will be staying on at the one attached to her high school. They have been pretty supportive through her illness and we still have quite a way to go . Do you have many options for your d? 

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PleaseEAT
I’ve donated in the past to FEAST’s annual fundraiser but I’m sure you can also donate at any time using the donation button at the top of the FEAST site 
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LaraB

It is great to have your 6th form organised. D does not want to stay on where she is, although she had a wonderfully supportive teacher there.
There are a couple of options but only one I would be happy with, which I need to sell the right way to my D!! We have quite a way to go too and really hoping to be in a much better place before September. 

It would be great to think about ways to raise money for FEAST. I am sure there are creative minds amongst us all.......

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Hi yes I watched it and sent the link to family members and close friends.
was very good and my parents found it emotional but interesting.
good to know a uk 🇬🇧 base as like it here but different techniques in USA , Canada etc !
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