A Whole School Approach to Supporting Students with Eating Disorders

The aim of this session is to increase the school staff’s understanding of how to support young people who have eating disorders.
  • Virtual Workshops
  • School Counsellor, Learning Support, Pastoral Care
  • Virtual
  • US$ 100 Per School
  • 9:00 am (GMT +0:00) - 11:00 am (GMT +0:00)
  • 19 April 2023


The workshop will commence with an explanation of what an eating disorder is, and describe the different eating disorders which are listed in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). It will then discuss the various causes of eating disorders, share key statistics, and address myths about eating disorders.

In the second half of the workshop, we will explore how we can support pupils who have eating disorders from a whole school perspective, at a classroom level, as individual members of staff, and how we can include pupils in this. This will be based on published research by Dr Elms. Participants will also be asked to engage in small group work where they will be given case studies and asked to consider how they may support the young person in the description.

By attending this session, delegates can expect to:

  • Increase their knowledge of eating disorders
  • Enhance their understanding of how to support pupils who have eating disorders.


  • Dr. Bethany Elms
    Alfajiri Psychology
    Educational Psychologist

    Dr Bethany Elms is an Educational Psychologist, who undertook her doctorate at Cardiff University. She currently works in Kenya, where she supports schools, families, and young people with additional needs. She has a special interest in mental health, particularly eating disorders. Her thesis explored the role of educational psychologists working with schools supporting young people with eating disorders and their families; this research paper was subsequently published in one of the leading Educational Psychology journals in the world and used to inform a chapter in a textbook on eating disorders (please see links below for further information).

    Bethany is passionate about facilitating positive change for children and young people, in order to help them reach their potential.

    Bethany grew up in Kenya, in a small area on the outskirts of Nairobi called Karen. She undertook her education in Kenya until the age of sixteen, where she then attended a boarding school in England. Bethany completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the Royal Holloway University of London, then worked in a range of educational settings in Kenya and England before starting her training at Cardiff University.

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