Case Studies

Case study, contact and research database

Beat has a database of members who have indicated they are willing to talk to medical and media researchers and journalists.  These include case studies and professionals working in the field of eating disorders.

We work with a range of volunteers who are happy to talk in the media about their experiences of eating disorders, including people in recovery, their carers and professionals. If you are interested in talking to one of our media contacts, please call or email us and we will put you in touch with them.

For further information contact:

Mary George, Senior Press Officer

Tel: 0300 123 7061

  • 22 January 2015

    ‘A’ - 19-year-old female tennis player

    British tennis player – recently announced retirement from competitive tennis due to eating disorder & depression. Eating disorder developed after being thrust onto professional circuit at early age.

  • 22 January 2015

    ‘B’ - 19-year-old female

    This high achiever developed Anorexia aged 15.

  • 22 January 2015

    ‘C’ - 20-year-old female

    “My eating problems started at the start of January 2006 and continued until June/July this year."

  • 22 January 2015

    ‘D’ - 17-year-old female

    "My fears over food did not develop over a feeling that I was fat; I had always been a very good eater and did plenty of sport to ensure that I had a lovely healthy figure"

  • 22 January 2015

    ‘E’ - 23-year-old female

    Childhood experiences including a move to a different area and family difficulties contributed to her eating disorder disorder.

  • 22 January 2015

    ‘F’ - 52-year-old mother of 4 sons

    Her continual need to restore and maintain weight has battled against and contradicted the surrounding atmosphere of ‘losing weight is the champion’.

  • 22 January 2015

    ‘G’ - 24-year-old male stand up comic

    "For me it originally started as a New Year's resolution to get trim for a play I was doing where I had to appear topless."

  • 22 January 2015

    ‘H’ - 18-year-old male

    Eating disorder developed at the age of 14, bullied throughout primary and secondary school and wanted to change his appearance and have a new/fresh start.

  • 22 January 2015

    ‘I’ - 32-year-old male

    Recovering from the eating disorder that took over his life for the past 10 years. Came about as a result of being ill while coaching football in US and not able to exercise.

  • 22 January 2015

    ‘J’ - 31-year-old male

    Bullied from age of 8 as overweight – he began exercising excessively at 14. Kept weight steady but as soon as started at uni lost weight fast and was diagnosed with anorexia.