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Beat joins call for increased support

Beat has partnered with 30 other organisations to write an open letter to the government, calling for urgent steps to be taken to limit the effects of the pandemic.

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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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Coronavirus update: What we’ve done so far

In the past few weeks, a lot has changed at Beat as we’ve responded to the coronavirus crisis and adapted our Helpline services to provide the support people need.

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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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UPDATE: Information on Coronavirus

In light of the coronavirus situation, we regret to announce the Eating Disorders International Conference, and Developing Dolphin courses and Spotting the Signs courses in March/April will not be taking place.

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Beat responds to Scottish Government review

Beat has responded to the Scottish Government’s announcement of a national review of eating disorder services.

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Fundraising ball set to honour the memory of Dr Mel Spooner

This May, parents Robert and Jane Spooner will kick off a series of fundraising events in support of Beat with a glittering charity ball.

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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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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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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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Beat’s response to ‘exercise calorie’ labelling

Beat is urging caution in response to recently published research into food labelling and calorie consumption.

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