Coronavirus: Lockdown placing great pressure on people with eating disorders Eating disorder charity Beat saw a 73% increase in calls, while people are spending more time online where harmful images are.

Eating disorder charity Beat saw a 73% increase in calls, while people are spending more time online where harmful images are.

Lockdown has placed great pressure on those with eating disorders, as exercise is restricted, face to face hospital appointments are cancelled and people bulk buy in supermarkets.

One of the biggest eating disorder charities, Beat, saw a 73% rise in contact across all of their helplines channels in May, compared to February.

And there was a 162% increase in social media contact, the charity found.

As people spend more time online, they are have been even more exposed to...
source: The Sky News

2020-06-07 04:14
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