Beat are the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food weight and shape. To celebrate our 25th
anniversary in 2014 we’re holding this ComEDy Gala as part of a series of events.
Driven by Beat volunteer and stand-up Dave Chawner who speaks about his experience of an eating disorder in his act we’re looking to create a night that’s a little different.
The topic of mental health is generally the elephant in the room, an issue that’s ignored or goes unaddressed. When in reality what we need to do is speak, shout from the rooftops and tell people about them.
“Imagine if I could get people talking about eating disorders. Moreover, imagine if I could get people laughing about it too. Not laughing at it, laughing about it. That would remove the stigma, the fear and make it something that people could openly discuss. If that had existed when I was suffering that would have really helped. Maybe I could have got help sooner
.” Dave Chawner
Beat provides information and support through Helplines which people can call, text or email, UK wide network of self help and support groups, online support and HelpFinder, an online directory of support services. To find out more visit www.b-eat.co.uk
. If you’re worried about yourself or someone you know call 0845 634 1414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to contact our Helpline team.