Training and awareness raising

Training and awareness raising

Date: Wednesday 26th April 2023 
Time: 10am-4pm
Trainer: Deputy Clinical Lead Sarah Stevens
Price: £120 per person 
Venue: TBC (SWEDA premises OR online on Zoom)

Sarah Stevens is an experienced therapist, supervisor and trainer and is the Deputy Clinical Services Manager at SWEDA. She specialises in working with clients with eating disorders. In this workshop, Sarah Stevens will be exploring ways to help you understand, engage and work with clients who present with an eating disorder. 

Therapy for eating disorders needs specialist knowledge and this workshop is an introduction to this complex area. The training is ideal for many professions, but may also suit others who are interested in learning more. 

  • counsellors and therapists
  • other non-specialist healthcare professionals
  • non-specialist nurses
  • school nurses
  • support workers
  • teachers
  • the signs and symptoms of eating disorders.
  • the factors involved in developing and maintaining eating disorders.
  • the ways in which starvation affects the mind and body.
  • the participant's own attitudes to food and eating.
  • the support available for sufferers and their families/carers.
  • building confidence in your professional role to support people affected by eating disorders.
  • different treatment options and therapeutic methods.
  • case studies and how to deal with a challenging situation.
  • sharing your own personal experiences with your client group with eating disorders.

Course content may change depending on the needs of attendees. 

To book your place, please download and complete the booking form below and email to Christine Ellsom at [email protected]. Please book as early as possible as places are limited.

There will be scheduled breaks throughout the day and you will be advised of these at the beginning of the workshop.

There is a £25 charge for cancellations made up to one month before the date of training. No refunds will be considered for cancellations made after this time.

We also offer bespoke training packages to meet the specific needs of your staff/organisation including delivery at your choice of venue. Please get in touch via [email protected] to discuss options.

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