Saturday, 17th February 2018
University of Reading Student Union
Eating disorders are surrounded by a great deal of stigma, stereotyping and misconceptions, which creates a challenge for sufferers in their recovery. Talking openly and positively about mental health is fundamental in showing there is no shame in the illness, helping sufferers to find the courage to seek and engage with the treatment they deserve.
There is nothing more valuable in the lonely battle for recovery than having support from others who listen non-judgementally and who understand. We are holding a Walk and Talk to bring people together to share their experiences and show others that the daily fight is worth it as recovery really is possible.
By fundraising for Beat we will help them to continue to be a friend, guide and champion, providing essential support to sufferers and their families and campaigning for national changes to eating disorder treatment. But, most importantly, the Walk and Talk will let us walk with new friends away from eating disorders and into a future of health and happiness.
We will be walking around the scenic grounds of the University of Reading's Whiteknight's campus, which has been recognised as one of the top 10 green spaces in the UK by it's 7th consecutive Green Flag award, starting and finishing at the University's Student Union. Everyone is welcome!
Starts: Saturday, February 17th 2018 at 2:00pm
Bookings close: February 17th 2018
The university has car parking across the site. The best satnav postcode is RG6 6UR.
Public transport is available throughout the day. Trains run frequently from London Paddington to Reading . The university is served directly by the Number 21 bus running regularly from Reading station.