Coronavirus is the toughest challenge Beat has ever faced. At Beat, it’s caused a staggering 50% rise in demand for our Helpline, while threatening to cause a 30% drop in income. We need your support now more than ever.
Lockdown has ripped away the structure and support that enables people to fight their eating disorder. Appointments are being cancelled, routines are thrown off, and support networks of family and friends are torn apart. And in isolation, the eating disorder voice that tells people they are alone is louder and stronger than ever.
“If I have to self-isolate I’m so scared of how badly I could damage myself. Knowing I can access Beat’s Helpline is the only thing keeping me going right now.”
Every day, we are speaking to people who feel helpless, abandoned. We’re hearing from people who considered themselves recovered but are now at serious risk of relapse.
With your support, our Helpline can continue taking calls from people struggling with an eating disorder. When their usual safety nets have been cut and people feel completely alone, your gift could provide them with a call to Beat – the lifeline they desperately need.