Beating Body Battles

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Nourishing Minds


An interactive training collaboration between arts psychotherapists and educational psychologists offering expert knowledge on eating disorders and body image issues.

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£189 + vat (including lunch and parking)

Jun 5 2017


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One Education
Universal Square,
Devonshire Street North


M12 6JH

Phone: 0844 967 1111


Beating Body Battles

Social media is in the pocket of every child in your school, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Eating problems are not just about food, they are about difficult and painful feelings which are complicated to express and resolve. The vast majority of these illnesses are picked up in early adolescence whilst sufferers are in school.

By attending this event you can respond to the challenges and honour the responsibility to fight these unhealthy trends.

Did you know?

  • 1.6 million people in the UK are estimated to be directly affected by eating disorders.
  • Eating disorders have some of the highest mortality rates for any mental health problems.
  • 3 out of 10 eating disorder sufferers are not referred to mental health services by their GPs.

Course Content

This training will help you to develop effective strategies to support pupils struggling with these kinds of body issues and work preventatively to avoid preoccupation with body image turning into an eating disorder.

An educative and therapeutic workshop supporting children and adolescents with body image, eating disorders and other related issues; helping to build resilience, self-esteem and positive mental health.

Course Aims

  • building awareness of young people and body image issues including Eating Disorders (ED)
  • looking at signs and triggers
  • looking at definitions of Eating Disorders
  • skilling staff and parents in building resilience, positive well-being and mental health in young people
  • raising awareness of different therapeutic techniques, such as mindfulness, creative arts and narrative therapy
  • raising awareness of thought patterns and associated behaviours (unhealthy coping strategies that young people may adopt).

Who's It For?

Any school staff (Headteachers, TA’s, SENDCos, Safeguarding Leads, teachers) and parents, health care professionals (school nurses, practitioners), youth workers, counsellors, therapists, GPs and other related professionals.

Age Phase

Primary, Secondary


09:30 - 16:00

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