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17 October 2018

“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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9 October 2018

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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1 October 2018

Beat staff take to the skies

This Saturday is The Big Jump, an event that will see people skydiving for Beat all across the country! Community Fundraising Officer Andrea has been busy raising money for her skydive.

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24 September 2018

New safety review should regulate laxatives to protect eating disorder sufferers

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is undertaking a review of the safety of over-the-counter stimulant laxatives, considering their overuse in people with eating disorders.

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17 September 2018

Beat supports social media campaign ahead of summit on mental health

Today, the Department of Health and Social Care is launching a new social media campaign in partnership with the Lancet and the Young Leaders for the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health.

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6 September 2018

Beat's response to Government plan for calorie counts on menus

Requiring calorie counts on menus risks causing great distress for people suffering from or vulnerable to eating disorders, since evidence shows that calorie labelling exacerbates eating disorders of all kinds.

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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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16 August 2018

Men unable to access eating disorder treatment new survey shows

An evaluation of eating disorder services has found that inpatient wards have stopped accepting males because of the way single-sex rules for wards were interpreted.

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9 August 2018

New statistics show shorter eating disorder waiting times for under-18s

NHS England today released waiting time statistics for children and young people referred for treatment for eating disorders, showing an improvement in the how quickly routine cases are seen.

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25 July 2018

Government plan for children’s mental health should ensure eating disorders are treated fast

We welcome the Government’s decision to focus on early support for mental health with these proposals, and their recognition of the key role that schools and colleges can play.

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24 July 2018

Beat's view on the government’s green paper

In December the UK Government published a green paper aimed at improving the support available to children & young people in schools, colleges, & mental health services in England.

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