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24 April 2020

Beat opens support group for 26 hours for 2.6 Challenge

Beat will be keeping its online support group The Sanctuary open for 26 hours straight as part of the 2.6 Challenge

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7 September 2020

Helpline demand soars with 28% of new contacts noting coronavirus as a trigger

Demand for Beat's Helpline services in the past six months has increased by 97% compared to last year.

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3 April 2020

Review finds Helpline has 'very positive impact' as demand rises

In the last few years, we’ve made huge changes to our Helpline services, increasing our hours, adding new ways to get in touch, creating more online support groups, and ensuring our Advisors are equipped to help with a greater range of issues.

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21 December 2019

New advice to support those with eating disorders at Christmas

The NHS and leading eating disorder charity Beat have drawn up new guidance to help people of all ages suffering with an illness and their families cope over the festive season.

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10 December 2019

EDIC keynote speakers announced!

We’ve announced the keynote speakers for 2020’s Eating Disorders International Conference! Will you be joining us in Glasgow on 18 and 19 March?

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27 November 2019

General Election 2019: What the parties are saying

Most political parties have now published their manifestos, setting out their priorities, including for the NHS and mental health.

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19 February 2020

New Helpline hub will support additional 18,000 people

Beat is delighted to announce that we’ve received funding to set up a Helpline hub to help more people affected by eating disorders.

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9 July 2019

20th Anniversary of Scottish Parliament

2019 sees the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Scottish parliament and Beat have been working to ensure maximum positive engagement for our campaigners to engage with their MSPs.

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6 September 2019

Guidance signals greater priority for adult services in England

Beat welcomes the publication by NHS England of its first ever guidance setting out what patients and carers should be able to expect from adult eating disorder services.

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26 February 2020

Largest ever study of eating disorders launches in England

Researchers at King’s College London have launched the largest ever study into eating disorders with partners Beat and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource.

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9 October 2019

Eating disorder treatment inaccessible to thousands of patients

Outpatient treatment for eating disorders, including intensive day or home-based treatment, could significantly reduce costs to the NHS and still be as effective as inpatient treatment .

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