Poetry by Kyle Carter


These are the final stanzas of a poem written by a 17 year old Kyle Carter, from South Shields. Published on his Facebook, his poetry about anorexia had reached out to many across the globe, attracting national coverage.

After being bullied at school for his weight, Kyle Carter’s anorexia started to develop. From the age of 11, Kyle would spend years in hospital. He was sectioned under the Mental Health Act and had to be fed from a tube. He spent more than a year staying in a specialist unit, miles away from his family.

Kyle Carter has since recovered but the message lives on. Eating disorders aren’t always visible. It can affect anyone but it doesn’t have to be permanent.

“I AM ME” - Spoken word by Tallulah Self

Tallulah Self’s campaign that challenged Change4Life’s healthy eating made the headlines. Here, she makes a short film about her experiences of anorexia.

The Beat Eating Disorders helplines are there to support those who may have an eating disorder or know someone who has one:

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