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. 

The Difference You Make 

Thanks to your support, we’re able to help people with eating disorders and their loved ones on their journey to recovery. 

Behind the Scenes 

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

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