Breaking down barriers
Read more about Beat’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week campaign to show eating disorders do not discriminate, and that everyone who gets one deserves fast, high-quality treatment.
Stereotypes would have you believe that eating disorders are not serious illnesses and that they always take the same form. This is wrong. It has to change.
This Eating Disorders Awareness Week help us put the stories of how people are affected in the spotlight, standing together to demand that anyone affected by an eating disorder is supported, no matter what their diagnosis, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or background. Together by raising funds and combating stigma we can change lives.
This EDAW, we're putting your stories in the spotlight to show that eating disorders affect people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. We're also fundraising to ensure our support services can help as many people affected by eating disorders as possible.
Your creative ideas inspire us every day. Hundreds of people across the country will come together 25 February to 3 March to stand together for eating disorders, read the stories of some of those incredible individuals.
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when I first experienced symptoms. It feels like I’d been living with binge eating disorder as long as I could remember.Read more
I created Socks On Tour to raise money and awareness of eating disorders. It’s been so nice to see people join in and show recovery is possible.Read more
“It [an eating disorder] isn’t selective. It doesn’t matter what gender you are or what colour your skin is.”Read more
We'll be rocking all sorts of wacky hairstyles and colours in our Wednesday night pole class to raise money during Eating Disorders Awareness Week and Sock It to Eating Disorders!Read more
"I’ve chosen to raise funds for Beat for a very special, personal reason. In the summer of 2013, I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. After four years of treatment, I finally managed to overcome the illness. However, I don’t believe I could have coped without being surrounded by such a strong support network provided by my family and Beat."
I thought I’d be judged because males are supposed to be ‘big, strong’ characters who can’t be seen as weak.
Ben, Beat Ambassador