It's Eating Disorders Awareness Week and organisers are raising the simple question: 'Why Wait?'

On average, it takes those experiencing an eating disorder 149 weeks before they seek help - almost three years. Even after someone recognises they're suffering, it can take a further three and a half years for specialist treatment in the UK. 

Beat, the national charity that helps people with eating disorders, is leading the way in raising awareness of the condition. It points out that the sooner someone gets the treatment they need, the more likely they are to make a full and fast recovery. People who live in Hertfordshire who suffer with an Eating Disorder can get the help they need by contacting The Living Room. We can make an assessment and begin treatment within days of an appointment request. 

So why wait? There are many ways you can get involved in Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Visit Beat's website to find out how.