Hope Virgo: Not all eating disorders are visible

08 February 2022, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm

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Join UCL Student Support and Wellbeing and UCL Mental Health Society for this online talk delivered by author and multi award winner Hope Virgo on eating disorders, managing your health and supporting those around you.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students






Student Support and Wellbeing

Hope Virgo is an author and multi award winning campaigner for people with eating disorders. Through her talks, Hope helps young people and employers (including schools, hospitals and businesses) deal with the rising tide of mental health issues. In this session you will increase your own understanding of eating disorders, hear an inspirational story of recovery, get top tips on how to manage your general mental health, and find out how to support those around you.

Please note that this session will take place via Zoom. Book on and you will be contacted via email with a link to access the session. 

Hope is a recognised media spokesperson, having appeared on various platforms including BBC Newsnight, Good Morning Britain, Sky News, BBC Breakfast and BBC News. She has published two books including best-seller Stand Tall Little Girl, documenting her eating disorder journey. Hope's third book; "You are Free" is out in May 2022 which tackles issues around mental health and faith. In 2018, Hope launched #DumpTheScales which called on the government to stop using BMI as the primary measure to determine whether someone with an eating disorder would qualify for NHS support. Her petition generated over 116,000 signatures and was delivered to Number 10 Downing Street.