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Beat is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and those who care about them.

They have lots of information and advice on their website about:

They also campaign to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of eating disorders across the UK.

Beat also provide training and CPD services for those who may work with people who have an eating disorder in a variety of different settings.

Support Services

Beat offer a wide range of support and resources for those who have an eating disorder, are worried they have an eating disorder, and friends and family members.

Beat run three helplines:

Helpline – 0808 801 0677 (for anyone 18+)

Studentline – 0808 801 0811 (for anyone who is a student)

Youthline – 0808 801 0711 (for anyone under 18)

The helplines are open 365 days a year from 9am–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays.

You can also use Beat’s 1:1 Web Chat function, their message boards or online support groups.

Beat also run an online directory of eating disorder services which includes lots of free downloadable resources, a treatment guide and information about therapists, private clinics and support groups across the country.

Covid update 16/08/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how or when they deliver their service. Contact Beat directly for the latest information.

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