Eating disorders: basic awareness training
This one-day introduction to eating disorders focuses on anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
You will learn how to spot the signs of an eating difficulty and recognise when this may be transitioning into an eating disorder. There will be practical exercises and case studies throughout the day to help you put new knowledge and skills into practice. You will also learn about the impact of social media on eating disorders and some of the misconceptions and stigma this creates.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric condition. They affect 1.2 million people in the UK and numbers continue to rise. Despite these figures, there is limited knowledge amongst non-clinicians and the public about eating disorders and how to support sufferers.
Non-healthcare staff working at the front line of services may be the first point of contact for someone struggling with an eating disorder. This may include, for example, school nurses and counsellors, teachers, and university pastoral care services. This places a great responsibility on frontline staff to be able to recognise when there is a problem and to provide appropriate support.
This eating disorder awareness training course will also give you skills and tips on how to start a conversation with someone who you are worried about and the know-how to decide when and where to signpost to support services.
|Describe the main eating disorder diagnoses, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder
|Recognise signs of an eating difficulty and identify the transition from an eating difficulty to eating disorder
|Start a conversation with someone you know who may be struggling with an eating disorder
|Signpost people with eating disorders to appropriate services for support
|Challenge misconceptions and stigma in the media
|Equivalent to 6 hours CPD
This course is available for anyone looking to increase their understanding of eating disorders. In a professional context, this could be business owners looking to support their staff better. This course is popular with school and university staff, particularly those who may be a first point of contact for someone experiencing disordered eating. There are no requirements to attend the course, and it is designed specifically for non-healthcare staff.
Learn how to support others
Particularly if you’re a point of contact for someone with an eating disorder, this course will provide you with knowledge and tools to better support them. Although the material here won’t allow you to provide treatment, it can help you to recognise the signs of eating disorders and signpost people to relevant services.
Gain empathy and understanding
Eating disorders affect over one million people in the UK, but still there are many misconceptions and stigmas surrounding them. By completing this course, you’ll gain more understanding for people experiencing eating disorders. As a result, you’ll be able to have more supportive conversations and be able to better empathise with them, ultimately leading to better outcomes.
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