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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-15889

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, February 18, 2019

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Angela Constance, Bob Doris, Mary Fee, Neil Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Kenneth Gibson, Jenny Gilruth, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Lewis Macdonald, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Joan McAlpine, Gail Ross, Mark Ruskell, David Torrance, Maureen Watt, Sandra White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

That the Parliament notes that Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019 takes place from 25 February to 3 March; understands that approximately 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder; acknowledges the importance of organisations such as the Scottish Eating Disorders Interest Group and Beat in providing vital support to professionals and families; notes the work that Diabetes Scotland and UK carry out to help young people with, or at risk of developing, diabulimia; commends the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce for its delivery plan, which sets out an ambitious programme of work that aims to inform the whole public sector about how to ensure that young people get the right care at the right time in the right place; thanks CAMHS staff, who will be instrumental in supporting new services and the continued expansion of services in the community, and welcomes the commitment by the Scottish Government, local authorities and interest groups to bring the real and decisive change in CAMHS that it considers people in Scotland want to see.