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Members' Business: Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2021

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Members' Business: Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2021

March 02, 2021 17:32


That the Parliament notes that 1 to 7 March 2021 is Eating Disorder Awareness Week; understands that more people lose their lives from eating disorders than any other psychiatric condition; recognises that people and organisations throughout Scotland and across the world, will mark the week by raising awareness and understanding of the issue; believes that the vast majority of people with these conditions are treated in the community; welcomes, therefore, the announcement of £120 million for a mental health recovery and renewal fund, with a focus on additional support for mental health in primary care settings and enhanced community support; notes the publication of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland’s report into the care, treatment and support for people with an eating disorder, which forms the foundation of a review of services; believes that this review will be a crucial first step in a programme of work to improve these services, and guided by the review’s findings, looks forward to work in the next parliamentary session to improve support for people living with an eating disorder.