Helping people to understand more about eating disorders is a key part of our work, and we offer our corporate partners training on how to spot the early signs and support someone into and through treatment.
Employees with eating disorders often present little difficulty at work and excel at their jobs. Whatever difficulties they have, they may well work hard to avoid their disorder being noticed at work. But their colleagues are often well placed to see when someone is struggling if they know
what to look out for. People also 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 someone else 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 that will help you better understand eating disorders and how to provide support to any employees – or anyone else you may know – who are affected.
We offer an introductory webinar, as well as a more in-depth training course.
This session is an introduction to eating disorders aimed at professionals working in a corporate setting. The session will help provide you with a basic understanding of the three major eating disorders and the impact they can have on day-to-day life. You will look at risk factors and early warning signs and learn how best to support your colleagues in the workplace.
Audience: This is a general awareness webinar for people without prior knowledge of eating disorders.
Length: The session will last for 2.5 hours
Maximum attendance: 20 people per webinar
Delivery: The webinar will be hosted on Zoom by a Beat Clinical Associate Trainer (health and medical professionals with training expertise and considerable experience of working with eating disorder patients) and a Beat Lived Experienced Trainer (people with recent personal experience of an eating disorder who are trained and supported by Beat to co-deliver training).
Delivered by clinicians with extensive experience in the field of eating disorders, this course is ideal for professionals working in a corporate setting. It aims to help you identify when a colleague at work has an eating disorder and confidently reach out to provide support. The course will equip you to understand how to spot the early warning signs, risk management and screening tools. You will learn how to approach and have difficult conversations with co-workers and understand how to signpost individuals to treatment services. By the end of this course you will have a great deal of understanding about this complicated mental health condition and be better equipped to assist colleagues and loved ones with eating disorders.
Audience: This course is for people without prior experience and will include an exam at the end.
Length: Each course would be 8 hours long, delivered in two 4-hour sessions. The course is CPD accredited.
Maximum attendance: 15 people per course.
Delivery: The course will be hosted on Zoom by a Beat Clinical Associate Trainer (health and medical professionals with training expertise and considerable experience of working with eating disorder patients) and a Beat Lived Experienced Trainer (people with recent personal experience of an eating disorder who are trained and supported by Beat to co-deliver training)