Your Stories

Read the latest blogs on eating disorders. Written by our supporters, they cover real life experiences including recovery. Use the drop-down filter above to search the categories.

“I feel very lucky to have found a support group"

26/02/2020

My daughter was 15 years old when she was diagnosed with anorexia by a paediatri...

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Be there for them when they need you

26/02/2020

I struggle to understand exactly what it is like to have an eating disorder and...

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The right support and information helps family understand

26/02/2020

In September 2018, our 11-year-old son was diagnosed with anorexia, depression a...

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"We struggled for 18 months to get help for my daughter"

26/02/2020

My daughter became unwell in her teens with what we now know was OSFED: Other Sp...

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Jade and Gizmo

"Great fun and filled with positivity!"

20/12/2019

To raise money for Beat, Jade organised a Dog Jog, a relaxed run for people of a...

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"It was so wonderful to work towards a goal bigger than myself"

20/12/2019

Siblings Izzie and Alex took on a Tough Mudder challenge in 2019 in aid of Beat...

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"I'd like to show people eating disorders come in all shapes an...

20/12/2019

Adam is running a Movie Quiz for Beat next year! We asked him some questions ab...

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"Raising awareness to encourage students to seek help sooner"

20/12/2019

The University of East Anglia’s Headucate have an exciting gala event planned in...

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Coping with dating (read 'rejection') in recovery

07/10/2019

Being rejected is awful. We all know that being broken up after a serious rel...

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"I love myself more than I ever did"

02/09/2019

I thought my story started eight years ago at the age of 36, when after rapidly...

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Alex in Australia

Travelling Overseas with an Eating Disorder

26/08/2019

I’ve been thinking for a while about writing a post about my experiences travell...

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Trapped in a cage wanting to be free

19/08/2019

This Is a message for Anorexia. When I was around 17 I felt you grew stronger a...

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