Eating Disorders and Coronavirus

Coronavirus is understandably causing a lot of stress and anxiety, and we know that things may feel very uncertain right now. If you have an eating disorder, or are supporting someone who does, you might have specific worries or practical concerns to do with the illness or treatment. We’ve listened to the issues you’ve raised and, with the help of eating disorder clinicians, put together guidance to try to respond to the most common ones. 

Our Helpline Services

We're here for you if you or someone you love is suffering from an eating disorder or experiencing symptoms. Contact us online or by phone 365 days a year, and we offer online support groups to ensure you're not alone.

What Are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are serious mental illness that can affect anyone of any age at any time. They often thrive in secrecy so it is important to spot symptoms and get professional help as soon as possible. 

Solace - Online Peer Support 

Solace is our new, free video-based peer support group hosted over Zoom. It’s for anyone supporting somebody with an eating disorder.

Lifeline Appeal 

Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston filmed BBC Lifeline for Beat following his own experience of an eating disorder. 

News

Beat campaigners celebrate improvement in NHS app

14/10/2020

Public Health England has introduced new measures to safeguard people who are un...

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Welsh Government provides Beat with new funding to expand Welsh...

01/10/2020

Beat has received a grant of £30,940 from the Welsh Government to continue its w...

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Obesity and eating disorders are not separate issues

25/09/2020

Katy experienced binge eating disorder in 2017. Following the recent launch of t...

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Your Stories

"It is who I am that is important, and not how I look"

13/10/2020

Fundraiser Steph talks about why she went Bald for Beat with the support of...

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Living with Bulimia asks us to rethink how we view eating disord...

07/10/2020

Living with Bulimia lifts the lid on the truth about eating disorders. Now we mu...

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Obesity and eating disorders are not separate issues

25/09/2020

Katy experienced binge eating disorder in 2017. Following the recent launch of t...

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