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12 November 2020

An update from Beat as we adjust to the second lockdown

As we adjust to increased restrictions again, Beat continues to respond to the coronavirus crisis and its impact on people with eating disorders.

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6 July 2020

Beat Directors discuss COVID-19 crisis on Good Thinking podcast

Beat's Chief Executive Andrew Radford and Director of Services Caroline Price joined Dr. Richard Graham on the Good Thinking podcast to talk about the impact of coronavirus on people with eating disorders, Beat’s response to the crisis, and what changes we're planning for the future.

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8 April 2020

Coronavirus update: What we’ve done so far

In the past few weeks, a lot has changed at Beat as we’ve responded to the coronavirus crisis and adapted our Helpline services to provide the support people need.

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13 March 2020

UPDATE: Information on Coronavirus

In light of the coronavirus situation, we regret to announce the Eating Disorders International Conference, and Developing Dolphin courses and Spotting the Signs courses in March/April will not be taking place.

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26 February 2020

Largest ever study of eating disorders launches in England

Researchers at King’s College London have launched the largest ever study into eating disorders with partners Beat and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource.

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21 December 2019

New advice to support those with eating disorders at Christmas

The NHS and leading eating disorder charity Beat have drawn up new guidance to help people of all ages suffering with an illness and their families cope over the festive season.

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10 December 2019

EDIC keynote speakers announced!

We’ve announced the keynote speakers for 2020’s Eating Disorders International Conference! Will you be joining us in Glasgow on 18 and 19 March?

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27 November 2019

General Election 2019: What the parties are saying

Most political parties have now published their manifestos, setting out their priorities, including for the NHS and mental health.

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9 October 2019

Eating disorder treatment inaccessible to thousands of patients

Outpatient treatment for eating disorders, including intensive day or home-based treatment, could significantly reduce costs to the NHS and still be as effective as inpatient treatment .

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9 September 2019

More people to be trained to spot eating disorders

More young sufferers and their families will benefit from Beat’s vital support as the UK’s eating disorder charity has been awarded more than £1 million in National Lottery funding.

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6 September 2019

Guidance signals greater priority for adult services in England

Beat welcomes the publication by NHS England of its first ever guidance setting out what patients and carers should be able to expect from adult eating disorder services.

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