As you may know, the Dump the Scales campaign is the work of one of our very own Tooting residents, Hope Virgo.
Following Hope's experience of being turned away from services for not being "thin" enough, the campaign was born. But this didn't happen to just Hope; it happens to hundreds of people weekly across the NHS.
Over a million people in the UK have suffered from an eating disorder at some point in their life, but many are not properly diagnosed because they are told by GPs they are not under or overweight enough.
Today I signed the open letter urging the Government to revisit the issue and their approach to the management and treatment of eating disorders.
You can add your name to the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/eating-disorders-are-not-just-about-weight-dumpthescales