EDAW 2019: NAViGO pull up their socks to de-feet eating disorders

NAViGO Chairman Tom Hunter puts his feet up.

EDAW 2019: NAViGO pull up their socks to de-feet eating disorders

NAViGO staff pulled on their jazziest socks on Wednesday to mark Sock It To Eating Disorders Day as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

The campaign is led by Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, and aims to show the world that eating disorders don’t discriminate and can affect anyone – regardless of age, gender or background.

They don’t need to be our Achilles heel.

For one day only, staff delved deep into their sock drawers to pull out their brightest, boldest socks, raise awareness and combat the stigma of eating disorders.

And Tom Hunter, Chairman of NAViGO, even got in on the act, taking five minutes to relax and put his feet up.

Earlier this week, we premiered our ‘Hope & Recovery’ film, featuring service user Yasmin Salt’s decade-long struggle with eating disorders and her journey through NAViGO’s services.

NAViGO’s specialist eating disorder unit, Rharian Fields, opened in February 2012 and provides help and support for people like Yasmin, who suffer from eating disorders.

Within the next few months, the unit is due to move to brand new facilities at Stanage Lodge, incorporating a flatlet for service users who are stepping down from acute care.

It will also include a holistic therapy room and a hobby room.

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