BEAT – Beating Eating Disorders

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Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They started in 1989 as the first national charity for people with eating disorders because of a merger of two local charities. Initially called the Eating Disorders Association, they have grown and developed over time to become Beat.

They exist to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. They are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.

There is a lot of information on their website about types of eating disorders and also about recovery.

If you call the Helpline you will speak to a trained support worker experienced in listening and talking to people in a similar situation to you.  They know it can be difficult to reach out for help and talk about what you are feeling and going through, but they aim to provide a supportive, non-judgemental space. They also provide a one-to-one webchat service.

HelpFinder is Beat’s online directory of eating disorder services, allowing you to search for specialist care in your area.

The directory lists a wide variety of organisations and individuals that treat anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, EDNOS/OSFED, binge eating disorder and other eating disorders. Use the search function on the website to find:

  • NHS community centres
  • NHS outpatient/inpatient clinics
  • Independent treatment centres
  • Counsellors/therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Support & self-help groups
  • Counselling centres
  • Charities/voluntary groups
  • Online support

Contact Details

Helpline: 0808 801 0677



Beat, Unit 1, Chalk Hill House, Rosary Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1SZ

Other Info

Opening times:
Helplines: Weekdays 3pm - 8pm,


Other information:
Registered charity.

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