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.
Beat has launched new guidance encouraging healthcare providers to ensure better support for families of people with eating disorders.
An estimated 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. They are not ‘diets gone wrong’, narcissistic, fads or phases.
In 2018/2019 Beat conducted research into access, waiting times and staffing levels at NHS adult community eating disorder services in England.
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that can have devastating long-term consequences and may even be fatal if not treated early.