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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.

Witnessing my sister’s experience made an impression of its own

11/09/2020

I reached out to Beat hoping to become a volunteer about six months ago. Before...

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

02/09/2020

Take part along with hundreds of other brave fundraisers, and skydive together t...

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"Prioritise emotional health over academic achievement"

20/08/2020

Beat Clinical Training Lead Jess has written about her personal experience with...

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Dear A-Level Exam Students

19/08/2020

Dear A-Level Exam Students, I’m so sorry to those of you who unfairly had your...

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The Effect of Calorie Counts on Menus

03/08/2020

I first learned what a calorie was before I started nursery school. Not a unit o...

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Life is waiting for me, as it is for you

13/07/2020

For whoever is reading this blog, I want you to know I am proud of you. I am pro...

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"One day I will get there"

10/07/2020

The first time my mum worried I might have an eating disorder, I was 12. I was a...

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"It is in no way a sign of weakness asking for help"

08/07/2020

I have suffered from an eating disorder from the age of 12. It was severe during...

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The ‘Corona-Coaster’

03/07/2020

It’s safe to say this year has impacted our lives in so many ways – ways none of...

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A Change of Direction

01/07/2020

The UK has been on pause now for three months, yet in such a short period of tim...

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Fundraising for Beat Helped Me Find Meaning in Lockdown

29/06/2020

When lockdown came into force – what seems like a whole lifetime ago – I struggl...

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Managing guilt during the coronavirus pandemic

26/06/2020

Guilt is an emotion that can be felt from a lot of things and one that is pretty...

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