Support Services

You are never alone with your eating disorder. We are here to support people who have or are worried they have an eating disorder, as well as others affected, such as friends and family members. 

See below to find out more about how we can help you.


Our free & confidential helpline services provide support and information 365 days a year . Call 0808 801 0677 or 0808 801 0711 for the Youthline.

Contact the Helplines
Online Support Groups

Chat with other recoverees and carers in one of Beat's chat rooms . Sessions involve a mix of themed discussion and general conversation.

Access our support groups
One-to-one Web Chat

Speak directly with Beat's support advisors using our secure messaging service .

Access the One-to-one Web Chat

Search Beat's directory of eating disorder services including therapists, private clinics, & support groups.

Access HelpFinder
Echo Peer Coaching

Echo peer coaching is a free and confidential telephone-based service for anyone caring for someone with an eating disorder that gives you the chance to speak to someone who’s been there.

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Scotland: Online Peer Support for Young People

Beat has teamed up with NHS Lothian to deliver online peer support for young people across Scotland. If you live in Scotland, have an eating disorder, and are 12 – 25 years old, register your interest now.

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Overturning Bad Decisions and Understanding Appropriate Ones

If someone has made a decision that denies you or a loved one treatment for or information about an eating disorder, this page is designed to help you overturn that decision.