Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Hear from a mental health champion

21 February 2018

In this year's Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Hope Virgo, an awareness-raising champion, will speak about her own experiences of anorexia and how to get support.

Hope Virgo, eating disorder awareness champion

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that can affect anyone, no matter what their age, gender, or background. Examples include bulimia, binge eating disorder and anorexia. There’s no single cause and people might have a wide variety of symptoms. 

This year, Eating Disorder Awareness Week takes place from 26 February to 2 March.

Awareness session at UCL

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing are inviting Hope Virgo, an eating disorder and mental health awareness champion, onto campus to speak about her personal experiences of anorexia and how those affected by eating disorders can get support.

Hope is an ambassador for the Shaw Mind Foundation and has given talks aiming to raise awareness of eating disorders at schools, universities and healthcare organisations across the country. She has spoken out about eating disorders and mental health in the press and on television channels, including the BBC and Sky News.

She is a published author and details her experiences in her book, Stand Tall Little Girl.

Details and registration

This talk will take place on Wednesday 28 February from 2pm to 3pm, in Room LG04, 26 Bedford Way. Hope will be available to answer questions following the talk.

This free session is open to all UCL students and staff.

Please register to attend this session on Eventbrite.