There are 1.25 million people in the UK living with an eating disorder right now. But this complex mental health issue affects a whole network of people behind them. In total this adds up to a staggering 5 million people struggling with eating disorders.

To raise awareness of this, Great British Bake Off finalist Steph Blackwell and her mother share their message of hope with anyone who might be affected.

Fantastic charities such as https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ do great work in helping people recover. They also provide support for friends and family who are barely coping with caring for people living with an eating disorder.

Don’t suffer in silence. Speak to someone. Anyone. Smash that mental ill health stigma!