University is an exciting time but can also be a time of significant change and pressure. Students who are vulnerable can develop an eating disorder; students who already have one may find it gets worse. The university environment can mask symptoms and make it harder for students to stay connected to treatment services and their support network.
Bridging the Gap is for anyone working closely with university students. You will increase the chances of early detection and prevent students falling through the gaps, ensuring cases are picked up.
This is a structured and interactive workshop from 9.30am-4.30pm with lunch included.
You will reflect on your own practice and within groups share stories and experiences. This course will also include presentations, putting learning into practice, understanding Beat’s services and signposting to local services. Also, where possible you will hear from an ambassador on their lived experience of an eating disorder and develop an action plan to end the day.
I have had lots of superb feedback from many staff who attended and a real sense of ‘we need to get better at what we do’ and I am confident they will now that they are armed with a better understanding.
Beat do vital work in sharing knowledge about eating disorders and helping prevent what could be huge issues in someone’s life as well as aiding them through the treatment process. It’s so important to have this training to equip yourself on how you can play a part.