Beat Research

Prevalence in the UK

We estimate that around 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. We will revise this estimate as new data becomes available.

Family Empowerment

Beat has launched new guidance encouraging healthcare providers to ensure better support for families of people with eating disorders.

Delaying for years, denied for months

An estimated 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. They are not ‘diets gone wrong’, narcissistic, fads or phases.

Lives at risk: The state of NHS adult services

In 2018/2019 Beat conducted research into access, waiting times and staffing levels at NHS adult community eating disorder services in England.

Early intervention on eating disorders. The crucial role of GPs

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that can have devastating long-term consequences and may even be fatal if not treated early.