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19 July 2018

New compulsory mental health education should help children spot the signs of eating disorders

The Department for Education has launched proposals to make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools.

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12 July 2018

Eating disorders researcher and consultant recognised as an NHS70 woman leader

Beat is delighted that Professor Ulrike Schmidt has been named as one of the NHS70 women leaders in recognition of her contribution to the treatment and understanding of eating disorders.

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6 July 2018

Beat thanks local Sainsbury's staff and customers for support

June marked the end of Beat’s year-long partnership with Sainsbury’s Pound Lane, local to our headquarters in Norwich. The partnership raised over £3000 for Beat.

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5 June 2018

New research shows doctors’ lack of training on eating disorders puts lives at risk

A new study reveals today that medical students receive less than two hours of training on eating disorders over four to six years of undergraduate study, which experts and the UK’s eating disorder charity Beat warn is putting patients’ lives at risk.

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1 June 2018

Happy Volunteers' Week!

It’s Volunteers’ Week! From giving talks and interviews on their personal experience, to advising on our responses to policy proposals, to reviewing the content we publish, the work volunteers do is essential to Beat.

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31 May 2018

Our Helpline hours are changing!

You’ll be able to call our Helplines and start new web chats from 12pm – 8pm during the week, and 4pm – 8pm on weekends and bank holidays.

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10 May 2018

Clarification following the Telegraph story on eating disorders in boarding schools

Reports we have received from parents of children who have fallen ill with an eating disorder while at boarding school suggest a wide range of attitudes among the schools, from highly supportive to near-complete denial that a problem exists.

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4 May 2018

Making services in Wales better together!

The Welsh Government is currently carrying out a review of eating disorder services in Wales, with opportunities for people with lived experience to get involved in shaping the future of treatment.

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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 April 2018

Review of NHS Eating Disorders treatment in Wales underway

An important review of the treatment of eating disorders in Wales presents a big opportunity to improve the treatment NHS Wales/GIG Cymru can offer, and those affected by eating disorders in Wales are invited to get involved.

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9 April 2018

Eating disorders and the legacy of Gerald Russell

During Eating Disorders International Conference, Beat was delighted to honour Professor Gerald Russell with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his groundbreaking work in the field of eating disorders.

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2 March 2018

We asked: how do you talk about eating disorders?

It takes almost three years, on average, between the onset of someone’s eating disorder and the point they seek help. Difficulty recognising their symptoms are those of an eating disorder and lack of understanding & awareness in wider society means it can be hard for people to get treatment.

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