Welcome to Beat – For Young People

Welcome! Here you will find information about eating disorders, how to get help and how to help someone you know with an eating disorder.

Young people have helped us to create this site, they have made suggestions, sent in articles and are constantly reviewing the site to ensure that it is the best that it can be.


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Youth Helpline

If you are 25 or under, call the Beat Youthline on local rate number 0845 634 7650. The Youthline is open Monday to and Wednesday from 12 noon to 8.30pm and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 noon to 5pm.

The Youthline also offers a call back service, text 'callback' to 07786 20 18 20 - we aim to get back to you within 24 hours. There is also a Youthline email service at fyp@b-eat.co.uk.

Prefer to talk online? One to One can give you a space to talk things through in real time with a youth worker.

Parents, teachers or any concerned adults should call the Beat helpline on 0845 634 1414.

Beat Young Ambassadors

Beat Young Ambassadors are aged between 14-25 and have established a great reputation for speaking out about their experiences in the media and at conferences and events, helpling to reduce the stigma and educate others. Click here to find out more about the scheme and what Young Ambassadors do.

We are currently able to accept applications from individuals based in Great Yarmouth, South, West or North Norfolk. To apply to be a Young Ambassador in these two areas please check the volunteering pages.

New Funding for Scottish Young Ambassadors

Thanks to funding from Young Start, our Young Ambassador scheme has been extended, allowing for 10 new Young Ambassadors from the Lothian region of Scotland to join the Beat team. To find out how to become a young ambassador or engage with our Scottish Young Ambassadors and about the work they’ll be doing visit the Beat Young Ambassador Lothian Page.

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  • Youthline
    634 7650

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