Ambassadors

Join a team of inspiring volunteers

“I have had so many amazing opportunities as a Young Ambassador: I have shared my experiences with college students and high school pupils, I have taken part in events during Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and I have had the opportunity to speak to many politicians. I have also been involved in the training of GPs, written blogs and had articles published in newspapers and magazines. I am so grateful for all the experiences I have had so far and it’s not even been a year!”

Are you interested in sharing your experience? Tell your story, inspire others and help more people  get the support and understanding they need!

What will be involved?

As a Beat Ambassador, you'll have the chance to take part in a range of exciting and rewarding activities:

  • Sharing your story with media, key professionals, carers and students to promote the message that recovery is possible!
  • Reaching policy and government representatives to influence change, campaign for better treatment, and help make a real difference.
  • Organising or attending events at schools and universities, or meeting with our corporate partners.

Training sessions are held across the country all year round. If you’d like to become a Beat Ambassador, please check out our current opportunities

Should you have any questions about the scheme, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! Email ambassadors@beateatingdisorders.org.uk!

“I was really happy to think that as bad as my experiences might have been, they could be put to good use to help raise awareness among others, and potentially encourage people who are struggling to get help.”

Types of Ambassador

Ambassador

Ambassadors are volunteers over 25 who have recovered from an eating disorder and have been out of in-patient treatment for at least one year. Two references will be required.


Carer Ambassador

Carer Ambassadors are volunteers over 18 who have supported a loved one through recovery. Two references will be required.

Young Ambassador

Young Ambassadors are volunteers aged 18 to 25 who have recovered from an eating disorder and have been out of inpatient treatment for at least one year. Two references will be required.