The number of people experiencing eating disorders has risen dramatically during the Covid-19 pandemic.
During a parliamentary health and social care committee meeting last week, Claire Murdoch, the NHS England director of mental health, said there had been a doubling of eating disorder referrals in the last 12 months.
She said: “There is something about the pandemic … that has led to a big increase. So a lot of our investment plans and focus is on making sure we do have adequate treatment in place.”
With a rise in demand, NHS services to help those with anorexia and bulimia, as well as other conditions, are coming under increasing pressure and we want to hear from people about getting help.
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