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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.

Sadly, the effect of the coronavirus and resulting restrictions on people with eating disorders has been devastating. We’ve seen a steady increase in the number of people contacting us with new symptoms of eating disorders, and we know that the recovery of many more is at risk. This second lockdown could be even harder as it becomes clear that life will not be returning to normal any time soon, and that further lockdowns may yet be in store.

The first lockdown didn't scare me so much because I didn't really know what I was getting myself into, but this second one has really affected me.

Beat is committed to being there for everyone who needs us during this crisis. Anyone affected by an eating disorder, including those supporting someone, can use our services:

We’ll continue to adapt in line with the government’s measures and the needs of those who use our services.

The generosity of our supporters is what’s allowed us to keep our services running during these difficult few months. We couldn’t have done this without you – thank you. If you’re able to donate, or to get involved with our winter fundraising, that helps us to continue being here for people affected by eating disorders.