Raising Resilience

Raising Resilience is a series of online workshops for carers that take place live over Zoom. Along with others caring for someone with an eating disorder, you’ll learn new skills from an experienced eating disorder clinician.

Throughout the workshop, you’ll receive a pack of information on supporting your loved one from Beat, Professor Janet Treasure’s Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method, and ED Says U Said by June Alexander and Cate Sangster.

How much time will I need to commit?

There are five workshops in total, which run weekly for two and a half hours.

What does Raising Resilience cover?

The first four workshops will cover:

  • Motivational techniques to help with recovery.
  • Setting boundaries.
  • Supporting your loved one during mealtimes and handling mealtime stress.
  • The cycle of change and how to support your loved one at each stage of their recovery.

We’ll follow these up with an additional workshop that covers the difficulties around Christmas, a time that may be especially hard for people with an eating disorder.

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For more information, please email or call us on 01925 912806.

Dates Days Book
September 23 & 30, October 7 & 14 Wednesday Book
September 24, October 1, 8 & 15 Thursday Book
September 26, October 3, 10 & 17 Saturday AM Book
September 26, October 3, 10 & 17 Saturday PM Book
October 21 & 28, November 4 & 11 Wednesday Book
October 22 & 29, November 5 & 12 Thursday Book
October 24 & 31, November 7 & 14 Saturday AM Book
October 24 & 31, November 7 & 14 Saturday PM Book


How frequently does Raising Resilience run?

The workshop runs in full ten times throughout the year. It runs 18:45-21:15 on week days, and twice on Saturdays from 9:30-12:00 or 14:30-17:00.

How many people can join each Raising Resilience workshop?

We allow a maximum of 16 people to join each workshop.

Who is the workshop for?

It is open to parents, partners, siblings, and others caring for a loved one with an eating disorder that has lasted fewer than five years.

Do I have to attend every session?

The full workshop is five sessions long. We encourage you to attend the first four, although if you need to miss a session, there may be an opportunity for you to catch up when the workshop runs again. The final session has the same content as our Coping with Christmas workshop and is optional.

What do I need to join Raising Resilience?

We ask that you have a good internet connection and a working camera.

What if I've already attended Developing Dolphins? How is Raising Resilience different?

Our other workshop for carers, Developing Dolphins, covers some similar themes, and if you have already done that workshop then Raising Resilience offers a great opportunity for you to practice and develop the skills you learned. However, it’s not necessary to have completed Developing Dolphins before joining Raising Resilience.

These sessions may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes and will not be shared externally. If you have any questions please contact the training team training@beateatingdisorders.org.uk.