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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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Sam's 'Tea and a Treat for Beat'

Sam got creative during the pandemic with his fundraising for the London Marathon!

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My skydive has helped me with recovery - it has reminded me what I am recovering for

Abi's skydive was postponed 5 times due to the pandemic, but it was certainly worth the wait!

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"It is who I am that is important, and not how I look"

I wanted to fundraise for Beat because I suffer from anorexia nervosa. I reached crisis last year when I was hospitalised for six months, but that should never have happened.

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"I'm pushing myself to be brave": Take to the skies for Beat!

Take part along with hundreds of other brave fundraisers, and skydive together to help end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Here, Abi tells us about her post-lockdown skydive challenge.

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Fundraising for Beat Helped Me Find Meaning in Lockdown

When lockdown came into force – what seems like a whole lifetime ago – I struggled. Like many people who experience eating problems, I felt so threatened by the changes in routine, the limited availability of certain foods, the massive uncertainty of it all

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Sending 26 letters to those suffering with an eating disorder

Spreading kindness during this period in time is such a beautiful thing to do not only for those you are offering kindness to but also for your own wellbeing.

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26 letters to my nearest and dearest for Beat

I have suffered with anorexia for about 2 1/2 years now, and the descent into the disorder was very fast and absolutely devastating.

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My Marathon Story: Road to Recovery

I was waiting just before the start line, making small talk with the lady next to me. It was her first marathon too.

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Trekking through an eating disorder

For me, this was not simply a journey of losing weight, getting fitter, and gaining strength. In fact, those things were secondary in my mind.

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