How people with eating disorders are lockdown’s secret victims

Five signs that an eating disorder is coming back or becoming worse

Isolation and secrecy

Preoccupation with food

Distorted view of body shape/weight

Fear of gaining weight or pursuit of thinness

Physical changes

Five ways to help a friend who’s struggling with an eating disorder

Talk to them

Find a specialist

Educate yourself

Look after yourself

Hold on to hope


If you suspect you, a family member or friend has an eating disorder, contact Beat on 0808 801 0677 or at [email protected], for information and advice on the best way to get appropriate treatment

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