Many thanks for your interest in writing for Beat’s website and our social media channels.
We are very grateful for your help, as we find that personal stories can be of great benefit to others in their recovery journey from eating disorders, helping to remove the stigma and loneliness that frequently accompany them.
Through the Beat blog, we try to promote a positive message of recovery to help inspire readers. We ask that the content you send us has not been published elsewhere.
We want our blog to cover as wide a range of experiences as possible. At the moment we’re really keen to receive blog posts covering:
As you are probably aware, there are some particular phrases, words and images that can be unintentionally triggering for people with eating disorders or in recovery from them. So we ask all writers not to mention:
Please refer to our Media Guidelines for more in-depth guidance on the use of images and words.
Finally, we should let you know that we may need to edit or remove some of your content before posting it on our website or social media channels.
We encourage you to include at least 2 images to be used in your blog – you may choose to include an image of yourself, images that are relevant to the content of your blog, or both.
If you would like to attach an image that you have not taken yourself, please check its usage rights on Google before sending it to us. You can do this in Google images by clicking on “Search tools” and the “Usage rights” tab should appear. Click on the drop down menu, and select an image that is “Labelled for reuse with modification”.
Once you've written your blog, email it to our Communications Team for consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to include a short meaningful title and attach any images. We'll then get back to you as soon as possible to let you know if we'll be using your blog, when we're likely to publish it, and details of any necessary changes.