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Training for Healthcare Professionals

Beyond the Symptoms

Eating disorders can affect every system in the body, but it’s not always obvious that an eating disorder is the cause. This means that someone might be suffering from an eating disorder but approach a healthcare professional about apparently unrelated symptoms.

Delivered by clinicians with extensive experience in the field of eating disorders, Beyond the Symptoms is a CPD accredited training programme ideal for GPs, nurses, dentists, cardiologists, and many other healthcare professionals. It aims to help you identify when a patient has an eating disorder and confidently intervene early.

"A clearly presented, comprehensive course... It is well-referenced and there is plenty of good visual content to the slides to reinforce the key points. The resources provided to the learners – especially the extensive references provided for further learning – are strong. The course is well-constructed with a clear agenda."

Course Information

Course Access

The training is funded through different NHS ICSs and government bodies. To learn more about this and how you can access the training, please email

If you would like to purchase our Beyond the Symptoms training for your organisation, please contact the P.S.C. team for further information and costings:

Learning Outcomes
  • Spotting the early warning signs, risk management and screening tools.
  • The importance of early intervention.
  • How to approach and have difficult conversations.
  • Why someone might be resistant to treatment.
  • Challenges you may experience in identifying and treating people with eating disorders.
  • Signposting to treatment services.
Course Structure

This is a structured and interactive training programme delivered over Zoom as either one full day (9:30am – 4:30pm) or two half days (9:30am – 1pm).

You will reflect on your own practice and share stories and experiences within groups. The sessions will also include presentations, putting learning into practice, understanding Beat’s services and signposting to local services.

Course Benefits
  • Take ownership of early intervention.
  • Learn to identify eating disorders as a serious mental health illness.
  • Increased knowledge of risk management and treatment guidelines.
  • Become confident at making a good and prompt referral.
  • Opportunity to network with peers.
  • "This is an excellent course, and the presenter was very knowledgeable and engaging. I would recommend it for any health professional who may encounter a patient with a suspected or confirmed eating disorder."
  • "I would recommend the Beat training to any professional. Online sessions were informative, interactive and interesting. I have learned valuable communication skills when speaking with young people about their food habits as well as tools to help me assess risk and highlight these to specialists."