Carers' Stories

"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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Carer empowerment: a personal account of our ongoing journey

08/07/2019

On 8 July 2019, the Victoria Derbyshire show discussed the state of eating disor...

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"One of the most worthwhile things I’ve ever done"

06/06/2019

This Volunteers' Week, read about the difference Jasmine is making as a dig...

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Why I volunteered as an Echo Peer Coach

05/06/2019

It's Volunteers' Week! We're extremely grateful to those who are so generou...

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Living with my sister’s anorexia

01/02/2019

I am 13 years old and for the past five years my sister’s anorexia has dominate...

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Kate and Alex

We Learnt A Lot About Ourselves – And Each Other

08/10/2018

Sisters Kate and Alex opened their show, 3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzl...

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My only aim in life is to see my sister be happy

05/10/2018

Since I was 14, mental illness has been something I have had to learn to underst...

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Why Beat’s waiting time petition deserves your time

17/08/2018

We're delighted to feature a guest post by Eva Musby, author of Anorexia an...

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My dad, my hero

15/08/2018

I was first diagnosed with anorexia at the age of 15. I am now 37. I have spent...

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