The Difference You Make

Our Impact 2020-21

Thanks to your amazing support, we've been here for everyone who's struggled over the last year. We've seen demand for our Helpline increase from 3000 people in March 2020 to over 12000 just one year later.

Read about our impact

Each year we support tens of thousands of people and their loved ones on their journeys towards recovery from an eating disorder. Your donations and fundraising efforts make this possible – we simply couldn’t do it without you.

I rang Beat last night [and] you helped me immensely. Today is a better day. The anxiety of yesterday has passed. After speaking to you, I was able to tell my husband that I was struggling and feeling overwhelmed. I feel so lucky to have your support at this time.

Thanks to you, anyone who is worried about themselves or a loved one can contact our Helpline services 365 days a year, so no one has to face an eating disorder alone.

Thanks to you, going to the doctor about eating disorder symptoms isn’t so scary because people know that help and recovery is possible.

Thanks to you, family members and friends know how to support their loved one's recovery and are able to receive support themselves.

Thank you for everything you do. Without your help and resources I'm not sure I would have had the courage to seek help.

Every year lives are saved, families are kept together, and people are able to live free of eating disorders thanks to your support. 

How your money is put to work

*We are investing in growing Beat’s fundraising and marketing at the moment because we want to help even more people in the future, so this number is slightly higher than normal.

How your money helps


Provides a parent whose child is ill with regular peer support sessions for one month


Funds the supervision of five peer support volunteers to help families cope


Pays for information and posters to be displayed in schools and universities


Pays for a Helpline advisor for an hour to provide support and advice

I contacted you nearly a year ago when I was getting desperate for help but didn't think my eating disorder was serious enough and was scared of talking to the doctor because I've had bad experiences with them previously. But thanks to the incredible support of your Helpline, I felt empowered to seek help. I've now completed treatment and am in a place I never thought I would be. I never imagined that my eating disorder wouldn't rule every moment of my life, but I'm on the long journey towards liberation.
For me, Beat has been more than just a charitable organisation. It has been that friendly voice at the end of the phone on the days that I couldn't face eating, it has been the place of safety for my family and friends who were trying to figure out how they could help and support me, and, most importantly, it has always advocated recovery. 

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About Us

Our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. We do this by offering support and campaigning for change.


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Our Impact

Learn more about the impact we've made by calling for change and supporting those affected by eating disorders in recent years.