Rebecca Quinlan is a mental health public speaker, campaigner, vlogger, and blogger. She was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa aged 19 and has had three long hospital admissions, her last one ending in July 2011 and she is now in recovery. Rebecca now delivers talks on eating disorders and mental health, both in the UK and internationally, along with campaigning and raising awareness of eating disorders.
In 2020 Rebecca won Vlogger of the Year at the Mental Health Blog Awards and appeared on BBC Panorama alongside Colin Jackson, the World Champion Hurdler, discussing eating disorders in sport. Her YouTube Vlog – My Anorexia Story: Athlete, to Anorexia, to Athlete, which was released in November 2020, had over 1 million views in the first three months.
As part of her campaign work, Rebecca has presented at The Royal College of Psychiatrists Eating Disorder Annual Conference in 2020, and Beat’s International Conference in 2021. In 2021, her written evidence regarding eating disorders in sport was published by The House of Lords National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee. Rebecca is also the Patient and Public Voice for Eating Disorders for NHS England.
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