Student Unions & Staff

Student unions [SUs] make up a huge part of the university experience for many people. From organising exciting activities to campaigning on important student issues, SUs are somewhere that students turn to for advice and support in a variety of circumstances, including when they are struggling with their mental health.

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Whether you are approached by students wanting to promote a campaign about eating disorders on campus, set up a Beat society or looking for support with an eating disorder, we will be able to help.

Our services for students

Our student-focused support services include:

If you'd like to advertise these services to your students, please get in touch and we can provide leaflets and posters to display around your campus.

Raising awareness

If you are planning a mental health awareness event, we can arrange for a member of staff to host an information stand or to have one of our Ambassadors come to your campus. Ambassadors are volunteers who have experience of recovering from an eating disorder and tell their story to inspire others and help more people get the support and understanding they need.

Student engagement

For students who are interested in fundraising, campaigning or setting up a Beat society, we have National and Regional Officers around the UK who can offer local support and guidance.

We are here to help, and we want to make working with Beat as effective and meaningful as possible for you and your students.

Training for university staff

University is an exciting time but can also be a time of significant change and pressure. Students who are vulnerable can develop an eating disorder; students who already have one may find it gets worse. The university environment can mask symptoms and make it harder for students to stay connected to treatment services and their support network.

Bridging the Gap is for anyone working closely with university students. You will increase the chances of early detection and prevent students falling through the gaps, ensuring cases are picked up.