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Beat - the UK's Eating Disorder Charity

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that ruin and, too often, take lives.

Our national Helpline exists to encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because we know the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. People can contact us online or by phone 365 days a year. We listen to them, help them to understand the illness, and support them to take positive steps towards recovery. We also support family and friends, equipping them with essential skills and advice, so they can help their loved ones recover whilst also looking after their own mental health. And we campaign to increase knowledge among healthcare and other relevant professionals, and for better funding for high-quality treatment, so that when people are brave enough to take vital steps towards recovery, the right help is available to them.

The work we do means that every year lives are saved, families are kept together, and people are able to live free of eating disorders.

You are never alone with your eating disorder. We are here to support people who have or are worried they have an eating disorder, as well as others affected, such as friends and family members. 

See below to find out more about how we can help you.

Helpline: 0808 801 0677 

Studentline: 0808 801 0811 

Youthline: 0808 801 0711 

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

Sometimes our lines are busy. If you can't get through immediately, please do try again or try our one-to-one web chat. You can also email us for support at help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk.

Who to contact

Contact Name
General information:
Telephone
0300 123 3355
E-mail
info@beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Website
https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Where to go

Name
Beat Head Office
Address
Unit 1 Chalk Hill House
19 Rosary Road
Norwich
Norfolk
Postcode
NR1 1SZ

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral required
No
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