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Understanding Eating Disorders Course

Our Understanding Eating Disorders Course enables attendees to identify signs and symptoms and understand why individuals develop eating disorders, and highlights the treatments available.
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Learn how to notice indicators of an eating disorder and what constitutes eating disorders.

What is an eating disorder? What are the different types of eating disorders? What are the signs and symptoms of eating disorders? Are eating disorders biological, psychological, or caused from social influence? How does an eating disorder affect the brain?

Our Eating Disorders course will help you answer the questions above and more.

In 2021 around 1.25 million people in the United Kingdom have a type of eating disorder. 

Through our Understanding Eating Disorders Course, you will gain an understanding of what types of eating disorders there are. You will learn the signs and symptoms of an individual having an eating disorder. You will learn the prevalence of eating disorders. You will learn the risk factors. You will learn how to have a safe conversation with an individual that you suspect has an eating disorder. You will also learn the Cycle of Change.

What does Understanding Eating Disorders Course cover?

  • What an eating disorder is and what types there are.
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of different types of eating disorders.
  • Understand the prevalence of eating disorders.
  • Understand the risk factors of eating disorders (Biological, Psychological and Social).
  • Understand how to have a safe conversation with an individual you suspect has an eating disorder.
  • Gain knowledge of the help and treatment available.
  • Explore reasons why an individual develops an eating disorder.

Who is our Understanding Eating Disorders Course for?

Our Understanding Eating Disorders Course is for anyone looking to gain more insight into eating disorders. Secondary schools, especially, have an obligation to provide resources to support children with eating disorders as well as aid in their prevention. Whatever care or non-care sector you work in our Understanding Eating Disorders Course, will give you knowledge, skills and confidence in how to aid an individual with an eating disorder or someone who you suspect has an eating disorder.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Discuss what an eating disorder is and what types there are.
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of the different types of eating disorders.
  • Discuss the legislation in place for eating disorders.
  • Be able to understand what treatments and therapies are available.
  • Demonstrate how to safely communicate with an individual that you suspect has an eating disorder or that does have one.
  • Develop knowledge, skills and strategies to develop positive environments for individuals with an eating disorder.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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I can say with all truth that this service is class A1. We have used there Breakaway Restraint/conflict management & also E-learning courses services for many years now & everything has been delivered professionally and extremely clearly with no problems.
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I have been on several training courses run by this company over the last. Each time the trainer have been really good at making the course contact interesting and interactive. This certainly helps me to remember everything. Would recommend them.
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I absolutely love attending training with Able Training. The courses are professionally prepared and delivered and the trainers are of a very high standard and are very engaging and knowledgeable. Awesome!
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Fantastic training , I have participated in a number of courses over the last 12 months , each course has been very interesting and helpful to my role as a foster Carer , the information is presented in a interesting way and gets each point across effectively, I would highly recommend them ! I am looking forward to more in the near future .
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Great 'Restraint training' course at Earlham Primary School in North London. Very professional and would highly recommend to other schools. Friendly, to the point, and tailored to our requirements. Thank you.

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