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As a major donor, you have the opportunity to bring about transformational change. Together, we can transform lives by investing your wealth, influence, or knowledge.


Our vision is of a world where eating disorders have been eradicated. Where lives and families are no longer torn apart by these preventable mental illnesses, and where people at risk get treatment before the illness takes hold. Today, we are seeking to partner with ambitious donors who share our vision, and who are able to make the most significant gifts.

Investment from our philanthropic donors has brought about fundamental change in allowing us to expand our support services for those affected by eating disorders, reaching more people than ever before. In 2016/17 we held 6,000 support sessions - in 2020/21 we held 100,000. We simply could not have grown to reach so many more people without our supporters. With increasing demand we want, and need, to go further – and with your support we can. Your gifts will mean future generations have the support they need to beat these serious mental illnesses and live free of eating disorders.

By joining our philanthropic network, you'll become a part of a community of visionary donors with a common goal to help those affected by eating disorders. At Beat we’re passionate about our supporters seeing and feeling the impact of their giving, and our dedicated philanthropy team will help shape a journey tailored to your interests.

Nick’s philanthropic journey

After supporting his daughter through an eating disorder, entrepreneur Nick wanted to help families facing similar challenges.

"When my daughter fell ill, my wife and I had no idea what to do. We didn’t know how to support her or how to avoid making it worse. We were all permanently on edge and meal times became a battleground."

He joined forces with our clinicians to design a project to provide peer coaching for parents. His investment enabled us to pilot the project and demonstrate success to NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Echo peer coaching is now available in a number of locations across the UK.

"I looked at a variety of mental health charities when considering how best to ‘give something back’. Beat came across professionally and passionately, and as I got to know them I learnt that they really punch above their weight in terms of connections and impact. I’d encourage anyone to approach them with open minds and questions to see how your ideas can make an impact long into the future."

The impact you can deliver

Supporting beneficiaries

Providing online and telephone support to everyone who needs us, offering guidance to overturn decisions that deny early intervention or family empowerment, running communication campaigns and publishing materials to increase understanding of eating disorders, and developing the skills of carers through education, networking and peer support.

Empowering professionals

Developing and providing services to the NHS, offering high-quality training, developing information materials that guide professionals and institutions, lobbying for the comprehensive and effective inclusion of eating disorders in the training of medical professionals, and supporting academics performing high quality clinical research.

Changing policy and practice

Lobbying for better government policy and more generous funding, defining best practice and holding to account those responsible for delivering it, promoting the adoption of innovative treatment approaches, and communicating the real-life experiences of eating disorder sufferers to decision makers and influencers.

Thanks to your amazing support, we continue to be here for everyone affected by eating disorders. Read more below about our impact and achievements.

Get in touch

We would love to discuss your giving with you – contact Dennis Silkwood, Philanthropy Lead, at

Our specialist Philanthropy team will work closely with you to make sure you get the most out of your support, and your gift makes a meaningful difference to people affected by eating disorders.