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2 March 2018

Early intervention for eating disorders debated in parliament

On Tuesday 27th February, Edward Argar MP for Charnwood, sponsored an adjournment debate on the importance of early intervention for eating disorders.

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26 February 2018

34% of adults unable to name any signs or symptoms of eating disorders

More than one in three adults (34%) in the UK, who gave an answer, could not name any signs or symptoms of eating disorders, according to a survey conducted by YouGov.

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14 February 2018

Anorexia Recoveree Tours London to ‘Sock It’ to Eating Disorders

​Hannah Bird, 33 years old, from East London, has recently launched her appeal to raise awareness about eating disorders and funds for Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity.

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13 February 2018

Beat is the chosen charity of Women Work!

Women Work has chosen Beat as their charity for their 2018 event, which will take place on Friday 20 April at Salomons Estate, in Tunbridge Wells.

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12 February 2018

Beat Renews Partnership with ASOS

Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, has renewed its partnership with global online fashion retailer, ASOS with an expanded remit that includes targeted support for men suffering from eating disorders.

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25 January 2018

Beat’s response to Change4Life’s 100 calorie snacks campaign

Read Beat's response to Change 4 Life’s 100 calorie snack campaign in light of the concerns raised by those affected by eating disorders.

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16 January 2018

Beat's view on the responsibility of the fashion industry

Raising awareness of eating disorders often means warning the public about potential triggers. Specific references to calorie intake, body weight or certain eating disorder behaviour, for example, can be potentially dangerous.

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27 December 2017

Beat provides input on Hollyoaks’ bulimia storyline

Hollyoaks’ producers have consulted with Beat throughout the development of the storyline involving Cleo McQueen, in order to make her struggle with bulimia as realistic as possible, with a Beat Ambassador visiting the set to share her experience.

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18 December 2017

Coping with an eating disorder at Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, those joining our online support groups have been talking about coping with an eating disorder at Christmas and the plans they are putting in place this year to help ease any worries and concerns.

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13 December 2017

Government publishes green paper on children and young people’s mental health

Last week the government published a ‘green paper’ about improving mental health support for children and young people in England.

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8 December 2017

Our response to PHSO enquiry into anorexia death

The PHSO report is very clear: if the eating disorder had been recognised earlier, Averil Hart’s death would have been prevented.

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4 December 2017

Beat Impact Report

Learn about the impact our five-year strategy is making, highlights of the changes we've made & the goals we’re setting for the year ahead.

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