About the Transitions Project
This project is all about supporting young people in London who are affected by eating disorders during transitions – a time when they are at their most vulnerable.
When we talk about transitions we’re talking about a time of change in life which may include facing challenges and new experiences, this might be when a person with an eating disorder:
- Moves between services e.g. Child and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS)
- Leaves specialist treatment services
- Is adapting to major life changes e.g. leaving school, starting university, work or living independently.
Research shows that young people are particularly prone to relapse during these times and can often struggle to re-engage with healthcare services. Members of Beat's Young People Forum have told us they want more direct support at these times of transition.
With this in mind Beat have designed a project funded by City Bridge to directly support young people struggling through transitions. Our overall aim is to reduce the number of young people who relapse following treatment through the sharing of skills and tips from mentors to help successfully navigate difficult transitions and facilitate recovery.
This project gives young people the opportunity to talk openly about their difficulties with Recovery Buddies – trained volunteer mentors who have themselves recovered from an eating disorder.
Due to the nature of the funding, participants in the project need to live, study, work or receive treatment in one of the following London boroughs: Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Brent, Camden, City, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hackney, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth or Westminster.
For further information contact Sarah, the Transitions Project Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not meet the criteria of the boroughs above and would like support, Beat has other support services available to you. Please visit For Young People for more information.