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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.

"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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"I've not only gained weight; I've gained happiness"

24/06/2020

I want to shed some light on diet culture and what it drove me to do to myself f...

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The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Recovery in Self-Isolation

22/06/2020

By reading this, I hope that people with eating disorders feel less alone or use...

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How to Tackle an Eating Disorder During the Corona Crisis

19/06/2020

Unprecedented. This is one of the most frequently used terms to describe the las...

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Let the Light In

10/06/2020

In the present chaos of COVID-19, I write these words from my own personal story...

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"We're all figuring it out as we go along"

05/06/2020

What a funny old time we’re in at the moment. I’m currently writing this on the...

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Touching the Stars: My Experience of ASC and Anorexia

29/05/2020

I’ve been living with anorexia for around two and a half years. Before that, I h...

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