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Mental Health Awareness Week highlights body image issues

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13th – 19th May, with the Mental Health Foundation highlighting the struggles people experience with body image and the risk factor this can present for mental health issues.

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New eating disorder waiting times targets could urgently help adult sufferers

The NHS has today for the first time indicated that waiting times targets could be introduced for adults with eating disorders in England.

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New research shows eating disorder stereotypes prevent people finding help

Stereotypes about who gets an eating disorder are preventing BAME, LGBT+ and people from less affluent backgrounds from seeking and getting medical treatment, according to research.

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Harmful eating disorder content should be removed from social media

We welcome Instagram’s recent increases in its security measures to protect users from content that promotes eating disorders.

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Reasons to Take Part in The Triangle Project

The Triangle Project is so important because we know that when patients are in transition, the risk of relapse is very much heightened.

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£7 million for mental health of under-18s in Wales should support eating disorder sufferers

The Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething will today announce an additional £7 million of investment for children and young people’s mental health in Wales.

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New NHS plan boosts young people’s services but adults need more support

The Long Term Plan for the NHS is published, laying out the strategy for the NHS for the next ten years has been published.

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Number of boys admitted to hospital for eating disorders doubles

Reacting to the figures, Beat’s Director of External Affairs Tom Quinn said, “There is increasing awareness that, contrary to stereotypes, eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that affect people of all genders and backgrounds.

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NHS loses momentum on eating disorder waiting times targets

NHS England today released waiting time statistics for children and young people referred for treatment for eating disorders, showing that nationally eating disorder services risk not meeting targets by 2021.

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“Don’t hesitate… just do it”: Fundraiser Noor on her Walk & Talk

In September, hundreds of people came together for Beat’s Walk & Talk events in London and Manchester. But did you know you can organise your own Walk & Talk wherever you are in the UK?

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Before we knew it, we had created a movement

During her degree, Jen brought the fight against eating disorders to her campus.

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