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. 

Lifeline Appeal 

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

News

Beat's response to Channel 4's Lose a Stone in 21 Days

06/08/2020

Beat, the UK's eating disorder charity, has responded to the TV programme L...

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Eating disorder charity slams new Government anti-obesity propos...

28/07/2020

Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, today criticised the measures set out by...

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Beat Directors discuss COVID-19 crisis on Good Thinking podcast

06/07/2020

On 3 July our Chief Executive Andrew Radford and Director of Services Caroline P...

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Your Stories

The Effect of Calorie Counts on Menus

03/08/2020

I first learned what a calorie was before I started nursery school. Not a unit o...

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Life is waiting for me, as it is for you

13/07/2020

For whoever is reading this blog, I want you to know I am proud of you. I am pro...

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"One day I will get there"

10/07/2020

The first time my mum worried I might have an eating disorder, I was 12. I was a...

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