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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.

I felt incredibly nervous, yet excited too

28/11/2017

It was back in July of this year that I participated in and completed the Icelan...

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Kelly's Iceland trek - group shot

Q&A: Trekking Iceland for Beat

28/11/2017

Kelly took part in a trek through the Icelandic wilderness to fundraise for Beat...

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Dear ‘it’ (a letter to an eating disorder)

23/11/2017

Dear ‘it’, What can I even call you? Are you a best friend, an acquaintance? Or...

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Accept responsibility where it’s warranted. Relinquish it where...

20/11/2017

Am I responsible for my eating disorder? As with mental illnesses in general, r...

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“It’s not just one thing” – recovery from binge eating disorder

“It’s not just one thing” – recovery from binge eating disorder

16/11/2017

I have lived with binge eating disorder for about 30 years, but recently I have...

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It was like a tornado going through our family and home

15/11/2017

The financial and emotional effect on our family of our daughter’s illness is no...

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I'm not ready to recover

I'm not ready to recover

13/11/2017

For two years the phrase “I’m not ready to recover” became my mantra. Recovery i...

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There are better days ahead

There are better days ahead

09/11/2017

Looking back… I’ve recently started to take personal development a bit m...

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When does Recovery become Recovered?

When does Recovery become Recovered?

06/11/2017

What does it mean to me to be “recovered”? I don't know the exact date that I r...

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A Letter to Anorexia

A Letter to Anorexia

02/11/2017

Dear Anorexia, Once upon a time I would be writing this letter to a friend. Com...

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From bulimia to recovery

From bulimia to recovery

26/10/2017

As I made my way down the foot path of Waterloo East to take the train to Tunbri...

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Hannah climbing

Acceptance: moving forward without forgetting where you've been

23/10/2017

A common phase to go through during recovery from an eating disorder is the le...

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