Norfolk Support Services

Collaborative Care Skills Workshops

In collaboration with Norfolk Community Eating Disorder Service (NCEDS), we run a series of eight freeworkshops open to parents and carers (family members, partners and friends) in Norfolk. The workshops empower attendees to support change and promote recovery by improving understanding of eating disorders and developing practical skills for dealing with difficult situations. Carers learn different communication techniques and gain insight and tools to support and care for someone with an eating disorder. Past attendees have praised the workshops for empowering them to better support the person they care for: 

“As a family we have all learnt so much over the last year and I’m convinced that [our son's] recovery would have taken much longer without the very valuable lessons we learned at the workshops.” Collaborative Care Skills Workshop attendee

Dates for the next series of workshops, which run from 6.30pm-9pm on Wednesday evenings at NCEDS, The Springs, Aslake Close, Norwich, NR7 8ET will be released soon but will take place in early 2018.

Parents and carers should aim to attend all eight sessions, as skills learnt are developed throughout the course of the workshops. 

Topics covered in the sessions include: 

  • Understanding eating disorders
  • How carers can cope with eating disorders 
  • The Stages of Change Model
  • Addressing challenging behaviour
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Setting boundaries
  • Appropriate consequences
  • Supporting maintenance

For more information about the workshops or to request a registration form please email norfolkgroups@beateatingdisorders.org.uk or call 01603 753307.

Training

Beat will be holding our next General practice workshop on: TBC

The session will be held at: TBC

‘I was very impressed with the training in terms of content, quality of presentations and comprehensiveness of handouts along with the venue. Exceptionally useful for my clinical work.’ GP, University Medical Services
‘Excellent training session to improve links between primary and secondary care.’ GP

To book your place please email contracts@beateatingdisorders.org.uk.

If you’re a healthcare professional (primary care clinician, GP, practice nurse or mental health practitioner) we are able to provide free training workshops on eating disorders. The three hour session focuses on clinical presentations, treatment, recent evidence and the role of primary care in the management of eating disorders. For more information, see our Upcoming Events page or email training@beateatingdisorders.org.uk.