Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019, saw EDCC putting the spotlight on prevention and early intervention.
To mark EDAW 2019 (25 Feb – 3 Mar), we worked with St Colman’s Community College in Midleton. Students from the transition year threw themselves into creating some wonderful art pieces, to highlight many aspects of eating disorders. In attendance was Cllr Danielle Twomey, who deputised for the Mayor of Cork County, and also attending, was Cllr Mick Finn, Lord Mayor of Cork. We were honoured to have both Lord Mayors present on the day along with St Colman’s choir who performed a beautiful rendition of This Is Me.
The week was a busy one, with visits from local organisations to discuss how eating disorders can be both spotted and supported. Several interviews to local press and media too place. Social media was used to highlight, and raise awareness of many of the facets of this complex condition.
EDAW 2019 Gallery
SOME QUOTES FROM THE DAY
“To recover from an eating disorder is a long process that requires not only the love of family and friends, but also a team of qualified professionals. This is what makes the Eating Disorder Centre Cork so amazing. You give people light in a dark room. You give them release and you provide them with hope. You give them the strength they need to fight.”
Cllr Danielle Twomey – Deputy Lord Mayor for Cork County
“It is important that eating disorders are addressed at an early stage, by creating awareness through education and talking about the signs and symptoms.”
Grainne Murray – EDCC Volunteer
“There are no limits as to who is affected by an eating disorder. Our school is very aware of the fact that it could be a staff member, it could be male or female, and that awareness is partly due to our link with the Eating Disorders Centre Cork and also the real care and support which we give our students.”
Trish Carlos – Teacher at St Colman’s Community College