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The Difference You Make

Our Impact 2020-21

Thanks to your amazing support, we've been here for everyone who's struggled over the last year. We've seen demand for our Helpline increase from 3000 people in March 2020 to over 12000 just one year later.

Each year we support tens of thousands of people and their loved ones on their journeys towards recovery from an eating disorder. Your donations and fundraising efforts make this possible – we simply couldn’t do it without you.

I rang Beat last night [and] you helped me immensely. Today is a better day. The anxiety of yesterday has passed. After speaking to you, I was able to tell my husband that I was struggling and feeling overwhelmed. I feel so lucky to have your support at this time.

Thanks to you, anyone who is worried about themselves or a loved one can contact our Helpline services 365 days a year, so no one has to face an eating disorder alone.

Thanks to you, going to the doctor about eating disorder symptoms isn’t so scary because people know that help and recovery is possible.

Thanks to you, family members and friends know how to support their loved one's recovery and are able to receive support themselves.

How your money is put to work

How your money is spent

*We are investing in growing Beat’s fundraising and marketing at the moment because we want to help even more people in the future, so this number is slightly higher than normal.

How your money helps

£108

Provides a parent whose child is ill with regular peer support sessions for one month

Parent

£76

Funds the supervision of five peer support volunteers to help families cope

Family

£25

Pays for information and posters to be displayed in schools and universities

Leaflets

£14

Pays for a trained Helpline advisor for an hour to provide support, guidance and advice

Helpline

For me, Beat has been more than just a charitable organisation. It has been that friendly voice at the end of the phone on the days that I couldn't face eating, it has been the place of safety for my family and friends who were trying to figure out how they could help and support me, and, most importantly, it has always advocated recovery.

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