Hungry for Words: Creative approaches to start the conversation about eating disorders in men

hand drawn pictures and text describing eating disorders in men

Hungry for Words

This project focuses on the problems and perspectives of articulating, communicating and understanding anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders affecting men and boys.

Project aims

Still from the video showing four men standing in a line

Consider Eating Disorders in Men animation

Post it notes for creating poems


Poetry written from the perspectives of people affected by ‘disordered’ eating

Publications and papers open on a table during meeting

Publications and articles

Person sitting down being filmed

People and partners


Project overview

Hear about some of the creative approaches used to explore and give voice to the issues.

Latest news

April 2022

7 April

We are excited to share that our German partner, Landesfachstelle Essstoerungen NRW, has adapted our training tool on eating disorders. 

November 2021

25 November

We're delighted to announce that the Hungry for Words project won the Research Project of the Year (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) in the Times Higher Education Awards 2021 - the "Oscars" of higher education.

We'd like to dedicate the award to the boys and men who shared their experiences of eating disorders with us - with courage to overcome stigma, creativity, and trust in us. 

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Latest events

  • No scheduled events. Check back regularly for information as events are arranged.

Information about previous project events



Getting support

If any of the issues raised on this website affect you or someone you know you can get help.

  • Book an appointment at your GP practice
  • Tell someone who is understanding (trusted friends and family members, teachers, nurses, colleagues)
  • Contact one of the eating disorders support organisations listed below.


Republic of Ireland




Image at top of page extract of hand drawn illustration created at Men Cafe, Being Human 2020. Image copyright Pen Mendonca.

Hungry for Words

Creative approaches to start the
conversation about eating disorders in men

telephone:0115 95 15816