November 2, 2015

Eating Disorders are a complex, serious mental health illness that can be caused by a multitude of contributing factors.

Here are some top tips and advice for responsible and accurate reporting on Eating Disorders. For more information, check out the Bodywhys media guidelines


1.    An eating disorder is a serious mental illness

2.    Avoid numbers

3.    Avoid specifics around behaviours

4.    Don’t publish low-weight images

5.    Avoid labels

6.    Eating disorders can affect everyone

7.    Avoid sensationalizing

8.    Take care when reporting ‘celebrity’ stories

9.    People can and do recover

10. Contact Bodywhys – The Eating Disorder Association of Ireland