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A new report published today shows that adults with eating disorders in some parts of England have to wait, on average, more than ten times longer for treatment than in other areas and face a postcode lottery.
We welcome Instagram’s recent increases in its security measures to protect users from content that promotes eating disorders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week the government published a ‘green paper’ about improving mental health support for children and young people in England.
We found that on average, people were waiting for three-and-a-half years between their symptoms first emerging and treatment starting.
People with eating disorders face a three-and-a-half-year delay between falling ill and starting treatment.
The UK’s eating disorder charity, Beat, has presented a petition with 9,134 signatures to the Department of Health.