The aim of this session is to increase the school staff’s understanding of how to support young people who have eating disorders.
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:
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