We offer our corporate partners training for their people on how to spot the early signs of an eating disorder and support someone into and through treatment.
Employees with eating disorders often present little difficulty at work and excel at their jobs. They may well work hard to avoid their disorder being noticed. But their colleagues can be well placed to see when someone is struggling if they know what to look out for, and feel confident to sensitively approach someone with a concern and support them to get treatment. People have the best chance of overcoming an eating disorder if they get into treatment at the earliest opportunity and have supportive people around them to help as they go through recovery. At work, that might include making reasonable adjustments, allowing flexible working, ensuring sensitivity around food and easing any work-related stress that could be making the eating disorder worse.
For employees looking after a child, spouse or other loved one with an eating disorder, support to fulfil a caring role, as well as awareness of the impacts of the illness on their own mental and physical wellbeing, will be appreciated.
We offer two training courses for workplaces: a 2.5-hour introductory webinar, and an eight-hour CPD-accredited course.
This session is an introduction to eating disorders aimed at professionals working in a corporate setting. The session provides a basic understanding of the three major eating disorders and the impact they can have on day-to-day life. We look at risk factors and early warning signs and learn how best to support colleagues in the workplace.
Delivered by clinicians with extensive experience of eating disorders, this CPD-accredited course equips attendees to identify when someone they know has an eating disorder and to confidently and sensitively reach out to provide support. We look at early warning signs, risk management and screening tools. Attendees receive practical guidance on how to have the difficult conversations about their concerns and how to signpost to treatment services. An exam at the end of the course allows attendees to consolidate and embed their learning.