Information Library

Information and resources on all aspects of eating disorders.

For ten free leaflets to display in your school, workplace or clinic, simply email with your name, address, and request for leaflets. The Beat Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders is available to purchase as a hard copy. To order just download and complete our literature order form and send it to Alternatively, call 01603 753321.

If you find our library useful, we welcome donations, fundraising efforts and grants so that we can continue to provide these resources - to donate to Beat, call 01603 753308 or give online.

Information Standard

Our information is certified by the Information Standard, a certification programme for organisations producing evidence-based health and care information for the public. Any organisation achieving The Information Standard has undergone a rigorous assessment to check that the information they produce is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.

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    17 March 2015

    Recovery Guide

    A booklet to help individuals understand more about recovery, what it involves and how you can take steps towards it.

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    8 May 2015

    Embracing Change

    A 32-page booklet detailing tips and information on how to handle changes in your life, created through the contributions of the participants in our 'Transitions' project.

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    11 May 2015

    Beat Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders

    This booklet collects much of what Beat have learned over the past 25 years working with the families, professionals and people affected by eating disorders. Hard copies available.

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    17 March 2015

    Caring For A Child or Adolescent With An Eating Disorder

    A comprehensive guide for caring for individuals with eating disorders under the age of 18.

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    17 March 2015

    Supporting An Adult With An Eating Disorder

    Essential information for carers of people with eating disorders, including appropriate treatment, how to best offer support, how to seek help, and how to take care of yourself.

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    17 March 2015

    Supporting A Partner With An Eating Disorder

    Intended for anyone whose girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband suffers from an eating disorder.

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    17 March 2015

    An Athlete's Guide to Eating Disorders

    Information about how eating disorders may present themselves in athletes or other sport professionals.

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    17 March 2015

    A Coach's Guide to Eating Disorders

    Answers to common questions coaches may have about eating disorders, such as how to spot the warning signs, and the best way to approach an athlete you suspect has problems with their eating.

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    Living Without Laxatives

    Prolonged use and overuse of laxatives can often lead to serious health problems - read ideas and suggestions to help individuals come off laxatives, sourced from our community.

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    Eating Disorders & Your Teeth

    Eating disorders often lead to problems with your teeth - this guide instructs on the best way to care and manage your teeth and gums.