Developing Dolphins

Developing Dolphins is a free online training course for anyone caring in a personal capacity for someone with anorexia or bulimia, based on the principles of the New Maudsley method developed by leading expert Professor Janet Treasure. Learning online over five weekday evenings, you’ll find out more about eating disorders, gain an understanding of the driving forces behind them, and learn some techniques to help your loved one in recovery and look after your own wellbeing. Developing Dolphins is delivered by clinicians who work directly with people with eating disorders.

Learning Outcomes

  • An increased understanding of eating disorders and the psychology behind them.
  • Strategies for encouraging recovery, including motivational interviewing, collaborative goal setting, and more.
  • Understanding of how their own behaviour could maintain the eating disorder, and how to avoid this.
  • Tips for taking care of their own wellbeing while their loved one is recovering.

Course Structure

This is a structured and interactive two-day workshop from 10am-4pm with lunch included.

You will hear from other families about their experiences and receive peer-to-peer support. This course will also include presentations, practicing your communication skills and understanding Beat’s services. Where possible you will hear from an ambassador on their lived experience of an eating disorder and you will develop an action plan to end the two days.


The course really helped me to have faith and belief that, with the right guidance and support, our daughter could make a full recovery.
I attended Beats workshop when my 16-year-old daughter had relapsed after regaining weight in hospital. I was feeling very depleted and hopeless. I can now see light at the end of the tunnel and have hope I can use the skills learnt to help my daughter recover.

Course Benefits

  • Gain practical everyday skills.
  • Become empowered and hopeful. 
  • Regain a sense of control.
  • Feel supported by Beat’s services.
  • Become part of a peer-to-peer support network.

For more information, please email or call us on 01925 912829. To register your interest for future sessions, please fill in this form. You can read our online ground rules here.

Dates Time Book
27/03/2021 - 24/04/2021
This session is for those based in the East of England only
09:30-12:00Sold Out
08/04/2021 - 06/05/2021
18:45-21:15Sold Out
12/05/2021 - 09/06/2021
This session is for those based in the East of England only
18:45-21:15Sold Out