Christmas can be a difficult time of year for people with eating disorders and their loved ones too, but celebrating it together is possible. Beat’s Coping with Christmas workshop will enable parents, carers, partners, friends and family to enjoy the holiday season.
Coping with Christmas is for parents and carers who have been caring for a loved one with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and/or binge eating disorder for less than five years.
This one-day interactive workshop will equip carers with the skills to support someone with an eating disorder over the festive period so that they feel more in control and less overwhelmed. Our training will help a loved one to address their hopes and fears about Christmas, identify potential triggers and make a collaborative plan with their parent or carer.
Coping with Christmas is free to attend and will run at key locations across the country during November and early December, but places are limited so book now.
This is a structured and interactive one-day workshop from 10am-4.30pm with lunch included.
You will hear from other families about their experiences and receive peer-to-peer support. This course will also include presentations and information about Beat’s services. Where possible you will hear from a Beat ambassador on their lived experience of an eating disorder and you will develop an action plan to end the day.
Excellent workshop and excellent teacher – our trainer was very knowledgeable but approachable. I really valued speaking to other parents and carers too.
Thank you! Great event, great venue and delicious lunch. Thanks all for giving up your Sunday to help us.
We ask for a £10 refundable deposit to secure your booking for this event which will be returned upon attendance of the session to ensure commitment to attend. If for any reason you can’t make it, please do let us know by emailing us at least five days before the event to guarantee a refund.
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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.