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You don't have to be a specialist to support people with eating disorders like me - you just have to listen and care.

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But no matter where I looked, I struggled to find examples of people who looked like me or had similar experiences to what I was going through.

The only people I had heard of with eating disorders were young girls and the only people with anorexia shown in the media were nothing like me at all.

The loneliness and isolation I already felt from having suffered on my own for so long was only made worse by not being able to see my experiences reflected back to me.Worse than this, the professionals in charge of my care often couldn’t grasp that a teenage boy could have an eating disorder either.

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