Founder and Director of Men Get Eating Disorders Too
Sam Thomas is the Founder and Director of Men Get Eating Disorders Too - a national charity dedicated to raising awareness, campaigning and supporting the needs of men with eating disorders. He set up the charity in Spring 2009 following his own experience of an eating disorder throughout his teens. Having had bulimia for eight years, he managed to recover in his early twenties. Reflecting on his experiences he realised being male was largely why he found it difficult to get appropriate support.
Sam is dedicated to raising awareness of eating disorders and body image and frequently talks about the issues in the press/media, training events and conferences. Sam's work has been recognised in the Shelia McKechnie Campaigner Awards, Beacon Prize, Beat Awards, the Talk Talk Digital Heroes Awards and National Diversity Awards.