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Eating Disorders in Children and Young People

09.03.16 9:15 am
09.03.16 12:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £70.00 – £80.00

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Problems with food can begin when it is used to cope with those times when you are bored, anxious, angry, lonely, ashamed or sad. Food becomes a problem when it it used to help you cope with painful situations or feelings, or to relieve stress, perhaps without you even realising it (B-EAT). One in five people diagnosed with anorexia will die from it. This course provides basic knowledge for anyone working with children or young people.

What the course will cover:

  • Types of eating disorders and prevalence
  • Self esteem and body image
  • Screening and working with risk
  • NICE guidance
  • Preventive approaches

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe different types of eating disorder
  • Reflect on risk and casual factors
  • Identify children and young people who are particularly vulnerable
  • Develop strategies to increase resilience

What others have said about the course:

I can now raise awareness with colleagues on the symptoms of eating disorders and its seriousness – this course made me aware of the signs to look for. 


Liz is a former Secondary English teacher with many years of experience as an assessor for AQA.

More recently she has worked as a Specialist Behaviour Teacher, and spent five years supporting young people and providing support to schools regarding bullying issues.

Liz lectured in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Bridgend College. As well as working as a trainer and consultant for YoungMinds, Liz currently works therapeutically with victims of child sexual exploitation throughout South Wales

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