Last year, @pd2ot and I hosted an #OTalk tweetchat about occupational therapy and eating disorders for Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#EDAW14). We had 63 participants, and tweets from the chat made 659,387 impressions.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a chance to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders, challenge stereotypes and stigmas and raise funds for Beat.
This year, Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#EDAW15) will run from Monday 23rd February – Sunday 1st March 2015. To coincide with this, we will be hosting another #OTalk on Tuesday 24th February.
Acknowledging the fast pace of tweetchats and challenge of fitting complex answers into 140 characters, we’re looking for volunteers with eating disorders experience (clinical or personal) to:
- Answer questions from last year’s chat, and any leading up to this year’s chat, to be collated on this Storify (submissions can be anomymous), and/or
- Be available from 8-9pm GMT on Tuesday 24th February to respond to questions on the #OTalk hashtag
If you’re interested, please leave me a comment below.
If anyone has new questions relating to occupational therapy and eating disorders, please add them in the comments below too.
Here are last year’s questions (you can also find them on the Storify, along with their answers so far):
@GeekyOT@pd2ot How to engage people with ED – I’ve found it’s almost like a different culture – one I know very little about #otalk — Eileen Hegarty (@eileenhegarty7) February 18, 2014 To those that work in ED – how (if at all) does your approach to rapport building differ from in other settings? #OTalk — Lucie Greenham (@JeSuisLucie) February 18, 2014