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Living with Eating Disorders

“Eating disorders aren’t just about food and eating. They are about difficult problems and painful feelings, which you may be finding hard to express, face or resolve. Focusing on food is a way of disguising these problems, even from yourself.” (Mind)

This course will increase your awareness of what it is like to live with an eating disorder, and outline strategies that enable people to cope with long-term eating disorders.

By the end of this course, you will:

  •  Understand what is meant by the term Eating Disorder
  •  Be familiar with some of the signs and symptoms of the main eating disorders
  •  Consider the possible causes of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating
  •  Consider how particular eating disorders make the individual experiencing them feel
  •  Think about what helps and what doesn’t help people living with an eating disorder
  •  Consider the range of different interventions and services available
  •  Appreciate people’s stories and journeys of recovery.

Lead tutors: Dr Magdalene Sampson and Margaret Harper

“The personal experience shared was so helpful giving a real insight into what it’s like to live with eating disorders.”

Dates, Times and Venues

1 July 2019 - 10am to 3pm
J2 Training Room, 2nd Floor, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR

2 December 2019 – 10am to 3pm
Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

10 February 2020 – 10am to 3pm
Great Places Housing Group, Pomona Gardens, 26 Cornbrook Court, Stretford, Manchester M15 4EP


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