Eating disorders affect not only the person suffering but the people around them too. During this difficult time, those caring for someone with an eating disorder deserve to know how to effectively look after their loved one and how to look after themselves. Our Developing Dolphins workshop is for those who have been caring for a loved one with anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia nervosa for less than five years.
This weekend-long course is based on the principles of the New Maudsley method developed by leading expert Professor Janet Treasure. Developing Dolphins aims to help you to develop the skills to work with your loved one towards recovery in a positive, practical way.
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.