Eating Disorders: Support for the Frontline conference

22/11/2017 09:00 - 23/11/2017 17:00

Please note, Thursday has sold out. To enquire about our reserve list, please call 01603 266003.

Limited tickets remain for Wednesday.

Are you looking for practical skills to better support someone with an eating disorder?

Beat’s two-day conference ‘Eating Disorders: Support for the Frontline’ will be held in Birmingham on 22nd and 23rd November. The conference has been designed for family, friends and frontline clinicians whose day to day lives are affected by eating disorders.

Why attend?

  • CPD accredited for professionals and healthcare workers
  • Gain practical support from carers and experienced practitioners in the field of eating disorders.
  • Hear first-hand from parents and carers about their experiences.
  • Attend sessions to help develop new skills, practical support and advice on working with and caring for someone who has been affected by these serious mental illnesses.
  • Hear from our Beat Ambassadors about their experiences.
  • Meet and share experiences with others in a similar position 

We have a good line-up of speakers for both days, so we do hope you will join us for the whole conference.  


22 November - Limited places left

23 November - SOLD OUT

Working together to improve the picture for eating disorders
Andrew Radford, Chief Executive, Beat

New research on the impact of eating disorders on the family
Andrew Radford, Chief Executive, Beat

What made the difference: Our advice to family & clinicians.
Beat Ambassadors

Working with families
Natalie Maley, Deputy Clinical Manager & Gill Williams, Parent Practitioner, Newbridge House

How to care for yourself as you’re caring
for others

Sam Clark-Stone, Lead Clinician, Eating Disorder Service, The Brownhill Centre

What I wish I’d known then: Reflections on caring for an eating disorder sufferer
Panel of parent & Carer Ambassadors

The impact of eating disorders on siblings, & what they can do to promote recovery
Dr Jenny Grunwald, Children and Young People’s Community Eating Disorder Service, Springfield Hospital

‘Splitting: recognising the signs, & coming back from the brink’
Beverley Murphy, Director of Nursing, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Meal preparation & eating out
Laura Lock, Chair of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Eating Disorder Forum

Early Intervention techniques for parents & clinicians
Dr Karina Allen, Senior Clinical Psychologist & Danielle Glennon, Specialist Clinical Service Lead

What made the difference for us?
Recoveree Dr Elizabeth McNaught, author of ‘Life Hurts’ & parent Nick Pollard, Co-founder of Ethos Education

Here to help: Beat Support Services
Caroline Price, Director of Services, Beat

New perspective on treatment & recovery
Dr Victoria Mountford, Principal Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Restored relationships: From conflict to co-operation
Beat Ambassadors

Location and venue

Our Eating Disorders: Support for the Frontline conference will be held at IET Birmingham: Austin Court. The venue is located near the centre of Birmingham, just a 15-minute walk from the New St. Station. There are many different routes and various transport links available within walking distance of the venue.

IET Birmingham: Austin Court
80 Cambridge Street


There are various hotels and budget accommodation within walking distance of the venue. Beat have now made the registration process easier and now all delegates are able to book their accommodation while purchasing tickets to the conference.

Join us on 22 & 23 November and gain practical skills to help you care and support those whose lives have been affected by eating disorders.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference in November!



  • One Day: £120
  • Both Days: £195


  • One Day: £66
  • Both Days: £100

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Conference audience

IET Birmingham, Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP