Online Support Groups

PLEASE NOTE: Due to technical issues with our website software, we are currently unable to run any Online Groups

Online support groups are an accessible alternative to compliment the Beat Network of face to face self help and support groups.

They offer a comfortable and supportive environment for discussion between those with an eating disorder, or between carers, families and friends. 

Each group is facilitated by two volunteer online group facilitators, trained by Beat, who come from a variety of backgrounds. The groups are moderated by Beat staff members to provide a safe and confidential space where everyone attending supports each other by sharing experiences, thoughts, successes and problems.

The group facilitators will ensure a comfortable and supportive environment is fostered and maintained. They will allow everyone the opportunity to speak, and will ensure confidentiality and neutrality are upheld.

The facilitators may also be able to signpost users to other sources of help, if appropriate.

Beat support groups, both online and offline, do not offer treatment, counselling or therapy. 

If you are interested in joining one of the online groups, which are held at regular intervals throughout the year, please register on the Beat website
and wait for your username to be confirmed.  As soon as this registration is complete, email expressing your interest to join a group, and you will be sent further information on how to access the groups.

Any queries about the groups can also be directed through the above email address.

In partnership with ASOS


ASOS said: "ASOS shares the same concerns as Beat about the importance of promoting a positive body image and improving self esteem. As both ASOS and Beat have an online presence, we understand completely how powerful a virtual community can be - and how it can be a positive force for good. ASOS is delighted to be supporting Beat’s online support groups and those suffering from an eating disorder."

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