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Read the latest blogs on eating disorders. Written by our supporters, they cover real life experiences including recovery.

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These are hugely uncertain times we live in right now. It is hard to make sense of all the information in the media and to take measures to protect our own mental health.

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You just have to remember to be there for them when they need you and gently nudge them in the right direction.

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The right support and information helps family and loved ones understand, so they can provide the love and care needed for everyone.

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I feel very lucky to have found a support group – but it would have been wonderful if this had been available more locally.

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My daughter became unwell in her teens with what we now know was OSFED: Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder.

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The University of East Anglia’s Headucate have an exciting gala event planned in aid of Beat next year! Find out about what they’re up to.

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Adam is running a Movie Quiz for Beat! We asked him some questions about his upcoming fundraising.

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Siblings Izzie and Alex took on a Tough Mudder challenge in 2019 in aid of Beat! Izzie shares their story below!

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To raise money for Beat, Jade organised a Dog Jog, a relaxed run for people of all abilities and their canine friends! Read about her experience of fundraising below!

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After a good three years of recovery from anorexia, my first thought whenever someone rejects me is: 'I wonder if they'd like me if I were thinner.'

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I’ve worked tirelessly in day care, private therapy and on my own to get as “recovered” as I can possibly be. I wasn’t content with surviving with an eating disorder. To me the mental torture and confines are the worst part, so a healthy body without a quality of life was not enough.

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I wanted to share some of my experiences to hopefully encourage others to follow their dreams and not let their eating disorder get in the way of travelling, moving out of home, going to university or any other dreams that currently feel unachievable.

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