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


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


Social Media

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