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Campaigning news

10 October 2017

Beat supports Charter for responsible reporting on mental health

We’re pleased to support campaigner Natasha Devon in pushing for responsible reporting on mental illness through a new mental health Charter.

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13 December 2017

Government publishes green paper on children and young people’s mental health

Last week the government published a ‘green paper’ about improving mental health support for children and young people in England.

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10 October 2017

Today is World Mental Health Day

For 2017, the focus of World Mental Health Day is mental health in the workplace.

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15 November 2017

Delaying for years, denied for months

We found that on average, people were waiting for three-and-a-half years between their symptoms first emerging and treatment starting.

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24 April 2018

Campaigner Day helps campaigners use their voices to make change

On 3rd March, during Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we ran our first ever Campaigner Day. Caroline and Anna attended because they wanted to deepen their understanding of how to use their voices to make change.

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17 August 2018

Why Beat’s waiting time petition deserves your time

We're delighted to feature a guest post by Eva Musby, author of Anorexia and other Eating Disorders: how to help your child eat well and be well, about our campaign to introduce waiting times standards in Scotland to match those laid out for young people in England.

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