Health and wellbeing

Funding level: £5,001 to £10,000


The project is to Raise Awareness of Eating Disorders in Schools.
An eating disorder has the highest mortality rate of any other mental health illness with a staggering 20% of people dying each year from their illness or through suicide.
As a charity we have seen an increase in the early onset of an eating disorder, with children as young as 8 developing a problem with a disordered eating pattern.
The Resource will span 3 Lessons aimed at academic years 7 to 12 with an optional 4th Lesson to challenge creativity to produce a flyer for their school, a collage for display or a leaflet for information.
Phase 1 of the Resource has been completed: The filming is complete, the voiceovers perfected and the animation fine-tuned.
Phase 2 of the Resource: has been completed: When we piloted this in a local school with a Year 10 class.
Phase 3 of the Resource: has been completed: When the edits where made
Phase 4 of the Resource: is ongoing and we are to go into a Senior School and pilot with a group of Year 9 pupils.
Phase 5 of the Resource: will be the final edits
Phase 6 of the Resource: will be the editing of the User Guide- "Eating Disorders in Schools"
Phase 7 of the Resource: will be the Marketing
Phase 8 of the Resource: will be developing a computer programme to make this accessible via the Internet using a password and username.
We hope to roll this out Country Wide providing a much needed service for Schools giving them the tools to identify early onset of an eating disorder, recognise triggers and have a better understanding of Anorexia. Bulimia, Binge Eating and Compulsive eating problems.
The Resource is interspersed with face to camera work, animation, voice overs, the use of videos, discussion time and evaluation.
Statistically 1 in every 4 people may develop an eating disorder or some form of disordered eating pattern, it has no barriers when it comes to age or gender and can have a profound psychological effect on anyone who is part of their family. It is imperative that people are aware of the physical consequences of an eating disorder on the body and thus preventing a person becoming medically at risk. An eating disorder can take anything from 2 to 7 years to recovery, and can be a very complex illness to treat.

Project Video


Moment of Pride

There is no other Schools Resource of this kind and we are so proud to pioneer this for our City within the City of Culture 2017.
Our dream is to roll this out country wide for the future.

Location: Hull, United Kingdom