The pandemic has caused a surge in eating disorders (ED). The prevalence of ED is higher in athletes than the general population. It would therefore be expected that there will be a rise in ED amongst athletic populations. However, there is limited awareness of ED amongst coaches. Given the effects of the pandemic, it is crucial that coaches have the skills & knowledge to identify ED. This session will explore the effects of the pandemic on athletes, current knowledge of ED amongst coaches & possible solutions for building back better from the pandemic
Rebecca developed anorexia as an aspiring athlete. Following several inpatient admissions, Rebecca is now in recovery and shares her experiences to help others and to improve services.