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4 January 2021

Beat responds to new 2019 Health Survey for England findings

Beat has responded to the 2019 Health Survey for England, which found that 16% of adults aged 16 and over screened positive for a possible eating disorder.

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12 November 2020

An update from Beat as we adjust to the second lockdown

As we adjust to increased restrictions again, Beat continues to respond to the coronavirus crisis and its impact on people with eating disorders.

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1 October 2020

Welsh Government provides Beat with new funding to expand Welsh support services

Beat has received a grant from the Welsh Government to continue its work with people in Wales.

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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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6 August 2020

Beat's response to Channel 4's Lose a Stone in 21 Days

Beat, the UK's eating disorder charity, has responded to the TV programme Lose a Stone in 21 Days with Michael Mosley, aired last night on Channel 4.

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28 July 2020

Eating disorder charity slams new Government anti-obesity proposals

Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, today criticised the measures set out by the Government to address obesity. These measures include a weight loss app and the introduction of calorie labelling in restaurants, cafes and takeaways with more than 250 employees.

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6 July 2020

Beat Directors discuss COVID-19 crisis on Good Thinking podcast

Beat's Chief Executive Andrew Radford and Director of Services Caroline Price joined Dr. Richard Graham on the Good Thinking podcast to talk about the impact of coronavirus on people with eating disorders, Beat’s response to the crisis, and what changes we're planning for the future.

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