Beat does not just support those who have or think they might have eating disorders. We are here for anyone affected by an eating disorder. If someone you know is suffering, and you’re supporting them in any capacity, our services are available to you as well.
Whether you need 1-2-1 emotional support, want to connect with others or to learn new skills, our range of support services can help.
Our free, confidential Helplines are for anyone affected by an eating disorder. Our trained advisors will listen without judgement and offer you guidance and support.
England: 0808 801 6770 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland: 0808 801 0432 | Scotlandhelp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Wales: 0808 801 0433 | Waleshelp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Northern Ireland: 0808 801 0434 | NIhelp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk
You can also access our one-to-one web chat as part of our Helpline service.
POD (peer support and online development) is Beat's e-learning platform for anyone supporting someone with an eating disorder. POD provides you with a space to learn, share and find community through workshops, courses and forums.
Beat has support available in Scotland for people who may be supporting someone with an eating disorder.
Beat has support available in Wales for people who may be supporting someone with an eating disorder.
Beat has support available in Northern Ireland for people who may be supporting someone with an eating disorder.
Beat has support available in regions of England for people who may be supporting someone with an eating disorder.
We offer a coaching service via our Helpline. With Nexus, you’ll speak to a Helpline advisor once a week, and work with them to develop a safe, confidential and supportive space, where they will act as a sounding board and empower you to find solutions to the issues you and your loved one are facing and motivate them towards positive change. Nexus can offer support for carer’s whose loved one is experiencing Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder. Loved one's do not need a formal diagnosis.
Our training courses for those caring for a loved one with anorexia or bulimia provides you with a better understanding of eating disorders, as well as ways to help your loved one on the path to recovery and tips for looking after yourself. We run a range of workshops both online and throughout the country – you can find out more here.
We are currently developing a course for those caring for someone with binge eating disorder – please keep an eye on our training pages.
Caring for someone who has been diagnosed with an eating disorder can feel overwhelming and exhausting. It's important you have your own support network and coping mechanisms.
If you’re worried about someone then it’s important to encourage them to seek treatment as quickly as possible to ensure the best chance of recovery.
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