An inspiring afternoon of Pilates, Yoga, Breath and Meditation Workshops. Followed by refreshments, mental health talk and goodie bags!
The Bend and Breathe Workshop is to raise money for an eating disorder charity called BEAT. 1.25 million people in the UK alone are affected by an eating disorder, with a 7% increase each year. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder, from medical complications associated with the illness as well as suicide. Bulimia is associated with severe medical complications, and binge eating disorder sufferers often experience the medical complications associated with obesity. In every case, eating disorders severely affect the quality of life of the sufferer and those that care for them.
Research carried out in Australia suggests that the average duration of anorexia is eight years and five years for bulimia. However, these illnesses can also become severe and enduring, lasting for many years and having a hugely debilitating effect on the sufferers and their families. The sooner someone gets the treatment they need, the more likely they are to make a full recovery.
So PLEASE, please join me at the workshop and help me raise money for the charity, raise awareness around mental health issues and connect with likeminded people. Let's erase the stigma and shame surrounding mental health illnesses and let's TALK, SHARE and LISTEN.