If you struggle with eating issues of any kind, there is a new group in town where people can meet, learn and share their experiences.
The driving force behind Eat Your Way to Recovery is local campaigner, Leanne McKillop, who has set up the group with help from Our Place Our Future Greenock East and Central. It is one of several new groups being backed by the OPOF team, encouraging local people to create positive changes for themselves.
Leanne, who developed anorexia when she was younger and went on to front a See Me national campaign in 2014 to end discrimination against mental illness, said: "I'm super excited about Eat Your Way to Recovery. It's been a long time coming for me to take the steps to set this up, and I'd like to thank the OPOF team for their support.
"Eat Your Way to Recovery is open to anyone who has an eating disorder. It's part of my push to increase understanding, break down myths and tackle the stigma often associated with eating disorders.
"We're asking people to share news about the support group with friends, family and colleagues - they may know someone who would benefit from this support. It will be a warm welcome to everyone, as we hook up for our first get together on Friday 6 March."
The internationally recognised Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020 running Monday 2 to Sunday 8 March, seemed like the ideal time for Leanne to launch the group. Eat Your Way to Recovery will meet every Friday from 6 March - 12.30pm to 1.30pm with an evening group already being considered - at Inverclyde Community Hub in the heart of Greenock town centre at 75-81 Cathcart Street.
Keep up to date with news and events from the OPOF team on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/OurPlaceOurFuture