Beat

COVID-19 Update

In the past few weeks, a lot has changed at Beat as we’ve responded to the coronavirus crisis and adapted our Helpline services to provide the support people need. We know uncertainty and isolation is taking a serious toll on people’s mental health, and that this, as well as the impact on treatment services, lack of food in shops and worries about stockpiles at home, makes this a very difficult time for people with eating disorders. We are doing all that we can to help people at this frightening and unprecedented time.
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Who is it for?

People affected by Eating Disorders across the UK

Age range

all ages

Services offered

helpline services provide support and information 365 days a year or One Chat You can talk one-to-one with us using our secure instant messaging service. Beat’s advisors are highly trained, and available to talk to anyone affected by an eating disorder from mon-fri 12:00-20:00 and sat-sun 16:00-20:00 . We’ll listen to your concerns in a non-judgemental way, provide you with support, and help you to decide on your best next step. Online Support Groups: Beat run a number of eating disorder online support groups for both those suffering and for carers. Our support groups run every day of the week and are facilitated and moderated by our trained support staff. Each day from 6pm – 7pm we have The Nest which is a confidential, inclusive and welcoming space for anyone wanting to share their eating disorder experiences. Then from 7pm each day we run more focussed groups that support people affected by an Eating Disorder in different ways. We have an online support group for under 18s suffering from an Eating Disorder called Phoenix held at 7pm on Sunday evenings.

How to access

no referral process, access via telephone or online

Email

Under 18: [email protected] or student email address: [email protected] or 18 plus: [email protected]

Open hours

24 hours a day 7 days a week

Website

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Social Media

Facebook @beat.eating.disordersTwitter @BeatEDInstagram @beatedsupportYouTube Beat

Mind InfoLine

COVID-19 Update

You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include having to stay at home and avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. This information is to help you cope:
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Who is it for?

Anyone facing mental health problems

Age range

All ages

Services offered

Our team provides information on a range of topics including: types of mental health problems where to get help medication and alternative treatments advocacy. We will look for details of help and support in your own area.

How to access

Telephone, Webchat, website info, email

Email

[email protected]

Open hours

Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Website

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/

Social Media

[email protected] [email protected]

Samaritans

COVID-19 Update

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the way many of us live our lives, and it's normal that this will affect people's mental health. We've gathered some resources that might be helpful.
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Who is it for?

Anyone struggling with their mental health or anyone worried about someone who might be struggling.

Age range

Any age

Services offered

Samaritans are a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Advice and support for anyone who is or think they might be struggling with mental health problems. You don't have to be suicidal to call.

How to access

Telephone, email, visit a branch, write a letter.

Email

[email protected]

Open hours

24 7

Website

https://www.samaritans.org/

Social Media

Instagram @Samaritanscharity Facebook @ SamaritanscharityTwitter @ SamaritansYouTube Samaritans