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'Catastrophic rise' in the number of people seeking help with eating disorders since the start of the first lockdown

Former Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten is helping to raise awareness of what has been described as the "catastrophic rise" in the number of people seeking help with eating disorders since the start of the first lockdown.

Gemma, who struggled with an eating disorder herself from the age of 10, now runs the support charity SEED and says she's shocked to hear the number of referrals to them has increased by nearly 70% and that many of those in desperate need of help are as young as 10.

Read the full story on the ITV news website here