Beat Award Winners
Lifetime Achievement Award - Professor Ivan Eisler
This award is made to the person who has gained significant, worldwide acclaim for their clinical work, research or advocacy on behalf of people affected by eating disorders.
Professor Eisler has conducted outstanding clinical and research work; shown a dedication to sharing knowledge; and undertaken ground-breaking work involving families in treatment. His influence is truly global and while this award recognises a lifetime of achievement, families everywhere should be comforted to know his work continues. This is not a retirement present!
Beat Supporter of the Year - Chief Inspector John Egerton and the Greater Manchester Police Team
To the individual or group who have taken on challenges, organised events, promoted awareness or raised money.
Chief Inspector John Egerton's daughter Emma died in November 2010 aged 18. This tragic event led Greater Manchester Police to support Beat with a year dedicated to raising awareness and funds in Emma's memory. Their efforts have been phenomenal and to date they have raised £25,000 for Beat's essential services.
Young Researcher of the Year - Helen Sharpe
To the young person under 25 who has made an outstanding contribution to research into eating disorders – chosen by the EDIC Scientific Programme Committee.
Helen has an outstanding academic record (BA 1st class from Cambridge; MSc with Distinction from KCL). She is a third year PhD student in the Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry and King's College London. She is an exceptionally talented and highly promising young researcher who is making original contributions to our field. She is also a wonderfully positive and resilient young woman with a great 'can do' attitude.
Clinical Team of the Year - Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders
To the clinical team providing specialist treatment in any service setting; NHS or independent sector who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to patient care and multidisciplinary working.
Nominated by patient Sarah who said: "This team provided me 3 years of support through my anorexia nervosa. With their extreme care and passion they prevented me from being hospitalised, and I find myself flourishing every day now and trying things which even just half a year ago I could never had imagined me trying."
Shortlisted:- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Bradford, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Eating Disorders Team, Stafford, Thurlow House Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and the Norwich Adult Eating Disorders Team
Local Champion - Laura-Liz Partoon
To the individual who has done the most to raise awareness, campaign for improved services or provide support in their local area.
Laura works tirelessly to promote eating disorders awareness through education. She has reached over 15,000 students through her courses. She has challenged some of the most senior people in universities and schools to be able to do awareness talks. She is also co-ordinating multiple fundraising events across England this year, including a 10k sponsored swim. She does this while still being a final year university student.
Shortlisted:- Corinne Ansell, Claire Glenton & Alexia Harrison
Recovery Inspiration - Laura Caven
To the individual whose personal story of recovery has provided outstanding inspiration and hope to people affected by eating disorders and their families.
Laura has inspired so many through her passionate work to raise awareness of eating disorders in Scotland. This year she successfully set up and led a new project called Re-Capture. This project is supported by Young Scot and the Scottish Government. People submitted photos to an online gallery to express what recovery means to them. 12 photos were chosen to make a special exhibition which will travel the country.
Shortlisted: Vicki Strong & Emma Woolf