Eating Disorders: From dark to light and everything in between

Develop your understanding of this complex psychological illness. Learn how Eating Disorders develop, how they manifest themselves so diversely, and how we can facilitate the recovery of those who are at their most vulnerable or prevent the illness in the first instance.


Course Summary


Delivered either as a one-day course or spread over four shorter workshops, this course gives those working with young people the opportunity to learn from the experiences and understandings of a previously diagnosed young person with a lived experience who now uses her learnings to educate others.

The course starts with an honest and personal recollection of an illness that panned many years and took so much from a glittering and prospective career.

From this, adults will develop the knowledge, skills and then empathy to be able to spot the signs of disordered eating in young people whilst broadening their understanding of the multiple facets of the illness.

The course will be broken down into five segments, each with a different focus:


  • Introducing the illness from the inside- An honest and stark insight into the experiences of a young person diagnosed with anorexia
  • Eating Disorders, the classification and diagnosis
  • Developing an Eating Disorder and supporting a young person through their illness.
  • Discovering the illness and thinking more about social media, advertising and the family unit.
  • What people can do to help prevent issues developing and raise awareness through campaigns such as BeReal.


This course is suitable for pastoral teams, HLTAs, teachers, senior leads and head teachers from both primary, secondary and further education settings. It is equally applicable to community youth workers or anyone supporting young people. Delegates will leave with a leaflet on additional reading and have the opportunity to receive further support.


Learning Outcomes


  • To learn more about the deep and complex nature of eating disorders
  • To develop strategies to be able to support someone at any stage of the illness.
  • To consider how strategies can be implemented to protect young people from disorders using key messages around body image and diet.


Additional benefits


To give more people the opportunity to develop their understanding, we have teamed up with Hannah Brown who has not only written this course but will be delivering where possible. This is giving you the opportunity to hear a first person account of the illness, giving an unparalleled insight into the illness and giving you the opportunity to ask personal and otherwise unanswered questions.


Course costs


  • Course cost (+VAT): £199 per person
  • Additional Places only: £135 (Secondary Schools) £100 (Primary Schools)


Alternatively, we can deliver this course in-house at £900 +VAT and expenses for up to 16 delegates. Contact 01733 373187 for more information.




  • “I wanted to say how eloquently you presented yesterday and how thankful I was to be there to hear it-thank you!” – Rachel Volpe, Assistant Director of Mental Health & Learning Disabilities


  • “It has been very interesting and hugely valuable to the team” – Donna Galea- Bateman, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor


Contact us


To book your own course, please call 01733 373187 or email For the latest open course dates, visit our events and resources page.