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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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People with eating disorders face a three-and-a-half-year delay between falling ill and starting treatment.

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The findings of the CQC report published today confirming children and young people are still waiting too long to access mental health services are worrying.

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The UK’s eating disorder charity, Beat, has presented a petition with 9,134 signatures to the Department of Health.

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The 10 October is World Mental Health Day, an international event that aims to encourage discussion about mental health issues.

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6 October 2017

Our rebrand

This is a big change for Beat, and reflects our commitment to providing the best possible support to people who suffer from eating disorders.

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