Beat are able to provide a range of services to members of the media.
Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape. We comment on breaking news, give interviews, provide case studies and supply information and campaigns.
For comment, interviews, case studies or information on our latest news and campaigns, journalists and broadcasters should contact the press office using firstname.lastname@example.org, 0300 123 7061 or for out of hours calls 07804 589404.
For general enquiries about Beat please contact the office on 0300 123 3355 or see our Helpline pages with information about how to gain support.
Click here to view our current press releases.
Eating disorders are of constant interest to the media but we have a duty of care to those we support. In 2011 we drew up a set of Media Guidelines to encourage more balanced and responsible reporting of eating disorders in the media.
Statistics can lay the foundations for your story. You can find the latest statistics about eating disorders here. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact the Beat Press Office.
Our team of media volunteers based across the country have experience of an eating disorder and have expressed an interest in sharing their story with the media. If you’re looking for a personal story to accompany your article contact the press office.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond individually to each student request for information. We do however understand how important it is for you to have access to certain topics and case study information. Please see our student information pages for some of our most popular topics.
The media has the power to both break down and reinforce stigma and misunderstanding of eating disorders. If something you’ve seen or heard has upset you don’t be afraid to make your voice heard.
The most powerful voice in raising awareness is that of those affected – whether it be the individuals themselves, their partner, family or friends. Share your story and help us to spread the true story of eating disorders. Find media projects currently recruiting participants.