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SPOT - Online Training for Schools

School Professionals Online Training (SPOT)

SPOT encompasses a range of interactive eLearning modules, monthly Q&A sessions and interactive webinars delivered by our expert clinicians.  The platform also enables school professionals to post questions on a community forum to share advice with their peers.

SPOT aims to increase understanding of eating disorders, including how to spot the early signs in children of school age.

Research has shown that the earliest opportunity to prevent eating disorders is during primary school, with children showing concerns about physical appearance at an increasingly young age.

By accessing SPOT, you will be taught how to spot the early signs of an eating disorder, talk to a pupil exhibiting them, engage their families, and support them to seek medical assessment.

Our downloadable resources will enable school professionals to cascade learning to students though our tools and ideas on awareness raising events, 3 lesson plans centered around students learning more about mental health, coping with difficult feelings and self-esteem.  You will also have access to school policies to help ensure that your school has an approach to eating disorders within school, offering guidance for all staff.

SPOT is designed to enable school professionals to help pupils into treatment quickly.

SPOT is currently funded for school professionals (including school nurses) in Primary, Secondary and Sixth form schools in the UK.

Check out our leaflet for more information about SPOT. This leaflet is also available in Welsh.

Ready to join? If you are a school professional in the UK please click below to access SPOT.

Want to do your bit for Beat? Alongside SPOT, you can also help us raise vital funds. Get your game on, host your own pub quiz or do your best downward dog with the yogis. It’s all good — and it starts on our fundraising pages.