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