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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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Be there for them when they need you

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

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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"I'd like to show people eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes"

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

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"Great fun and filled with positivity!"

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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"Raising awareness to encourage students to seek help sooner"

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

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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Coping with dating (read 'rejection') in recovery

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 love myself more than I ever did"

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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Travelling Overseas with an Eating Disorder

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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Trapped in a cage wanting to be free

I believe no matter how hard it may be there will always be a way out. You don’t need anorexia to define who you are. It's okay to let it go.

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"I knew I had to do it!" Beat Big Jumper

Take on The Big Jump together to help end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

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"I had a moment of sheer elation!" Three Peaks with Beat

Take part in this epic and prestigious challenge to ensure that Beat are there to help more families face eating disorders together.

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