Information resources

Beat provide a number of free information resources which are available for you to download below. We also have other resources available for purchase, please read on to find out more about these and order copies. Our work is funded by donations, fundraising and grants - if you would like to make a gift to support Beat please call 01603 753308 or donate online using the pink box on the right of the page.

Free downloadable resources

The NICE Guidelines on eating disorders are a really useful source of information. The booklet describes the guidance that the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (called NICE for short) has issued to the NHS on eating disorders. Clinical guidelines are about improving the care and treatment provided in the health service.The guidelines produced by NICE are prepared by groups of healthcare professionals, people who have personal experience or knowledge of the condition, patient representatives, and scientists.The groups look at the evidence available on the best way of treating conditions and make recommendations based on this evidence.

Information leaflet about Beat - a general leaflet about the services provided by Beat

Recovery Guide - this booklet will help you understand more about recovery and how you can take steps towards it

About Beat services poster - put up the poster in your local GP surgery, or display it at your workplace, school or at your own fundraising event

Associated problems

Eating disorders and your teeth

Living without laxatives

Advice on feeding children for parents with concerns about their own eating
This information sheet has been produced by Dr Emma Haycraft, Dr Claire Farrow, Prof Jon Arcelus and Prof Caroline Meyer from Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders and has been endorsed by Beat and the Leicester Eating Disorder Service.

Eating disorders and sport

Eating disorders - an athlete's guide

Eating disorders - a coach's guide

Information for family members, partners and friends

Below you can download a series of booklets for carers: for those caring for someone under 18, those supporting someone over 18; and those supporting their partner.

Caring for a child or adolescent with an eating disorder

Supporting an adult with an eating disorder

Supporting a partner with an eating disorder



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Additional resources available to purchase

The Beat Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders: this booklet provides a great overview of the topic of eating disorders and includes information on the types of eating disorder, treatment, recovery and myths. It also provides information on what to do if you are worried about someone. It is a useful reference tool for those wanting to know more about this topic, in an easy to read format. To order the Beat Guide please use the order form below.

Educate Too: this resource is available to schools and provides teachers with all the necessary resources and content to run lessons on eating disorders and self-esteem. There are three resources available to cover Year 7, Years 7, 8 & 9 and Years 10 & 11. Order copies of Educate Too using the order form below.

Beating eating disorders; training sessions for youth workers: this resource is designed for youth workers who deliver training to colleagues who work with young people. There are five eating disorder training sessions included which aim to increase your confidence in working with young people affected by eating disorders.

Books: Beat also sell a couple of eating disorders books, which are also available to order on the order form below.

To order any of the above resources, please complete this order form. You can also order hard copies of our Information leaflet about Beat and Helpline cards for use in waiting rooms and signposting on the same form. Please return completed forms to or post to Beat, Wensum House, 103 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, NR1 1DW.

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