Southend West MP attends eating disorder event

On Monday 10th February, Sir David Amess attended an event in Parliament hosted by Beat Eating Disorders. He had the opportunity to hear about the work the charity does offering support and guidance to those suffering from eating disorders and their loved ones.  

An estimated 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder, serious mental illnesses that are often poorly understood. Beat is a leading UK eating disorder charity which runs a 24-hour phone and email Helpline, where they hear first-hand about the challenges people face in asking for help.

After the event Sir David said “It was great to attend the event in Parliament today and hear more about the brilliant work Beat does to raise awareness of eating disorders and support sufferers and their families. Early intervention is vital to ensure that treatment is both successful and sustained.”

If you are looking for support you can contact the Beat Eating Disorders helpline on 0808 801 0677 or email