Gillian Whitworth, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office | Civil Service Awards 2021 | Prestigious cross-government programme to recognise the wealth of inspirational individuals

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Gillian Whitworth, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Gillian Whitworth

Gillian demonstrates extraordinary commitment, courage and compassion in raising greater awareness of eating disorders, an issue often stigmatised and overlooked. At BEIS, she collaborated with colleagues to form the first Eating Disorder Support Group across the Civil Service and has continued to raise awareness at the FCDO. She has spearheaded work to highlight how eating disorders may present in the workplace and how we can be more inclusive, providing clear constructive advice on eating disorders, body image and diet culture. Colleagues have welcomed Gillian's empathetic approach, creating spaces for colleagues to share, connect and learn about this difficult, emotional issue.