This interactive five-week online workshop series tackles common challenges that anyone supporting a loved one with an eating disorder may face.
Raising Resilience workshops focus on helping carers understand the importance of caring for themselves, as well as their loved one. The workshop will be delivered by an experienced eating disorder clinician and, wherever possible, you will hear from someone who has lived experience of an eating disorder.
Over the course of the five weeks, you will learn:
To accompany the workshop, you’ll receive a copy of Janet Treasure’s book, Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One and a digital workbook.
Raising Resilience is for anyone aged 18+ and supporting a loved one with an eating disorder in a personal capacity. This could be parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, or partners. You can join one of our workshops if your loved one:
~ Is aged 10 or above
~ Is displaying signs of a possible eating disorder (formal diagnosis not required)
~ Has had their eating disorder for less than five years*
The workshop runs for 5 weeks, with a weekly two-and-a-half-hour session delivered via Zoom, with incorporated e-learning via our online platform for carers, POD.
You will gain access to an online workbook with additional activities and resources. You will also be added to an online shared space where you can reach out to your trainer and other carers on the workshop.
Raising Resilience is currently available without referral across the whole of Northern Ireland & Scotland and the following areas in England: Essex, Warwickshire and the city of Coventry. If you are in one of these areas, you see upcoming workshops just by signing up to POD and selecting “Workshops” from the homepage.
If you are based elsewhere, please check with your local Eating Disorder Service as they may be able to refer you, even if you are not in one of the above locations.
Select “Book via POD” on your required date below to book your space. (You will then be prompted to create a POD account if you don’t already have one - don't worry, it's quick and simple).
*If your loved one has had an eating disorder for more than five years, please visit our Harnessing Hope webpage for more information.
I'm so glad I had the opportunity to do the course. The facilitator was amazing and despite the fact that it was remote, we built up a great feeling of team support amongst the participants.
Tuesdays, 16th January - 13th February 2024 with Sarah and Aileen between 6:45pm - 9:15pm
Thursdays, 25th January - 22nd February 2024 with Colette and Aileen between 6:45pm - 9:15pm
Mondays, 12th February - 11th March 2024 with Sukie and Aileen between 6:45pm - 9:15pm
Thursdays, 22nd February - 21st March 2024 with Heather between 09:30am-12:00pm
If you have any issues signing up to POD or accessing a workshop, please email the training team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Often people don’t realise they are carers and see what they're doing as part of their everyday role. However, Beat defines a carer as anyone who provides any level of support to a loved one who has an eating disorder. This could include grandparents, siblings, people supporting a parent, roommates, partners and friends.
We welcome up to three carers per loved one on the same workshop.
We require individual accounts on POD for each carer and you must all book separate spaces (even if you share a screen and sit in the same room for any Zoom sessions).
Workshops are recorded for training and monitoring purposes and will not be shared externally. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us on email@example.com.
We allow a maximum of 17 people to join each workshop.
The full workshop is five sessions long. We encourage you to attend all five sessions where possible to get the most out of the workshop. We appreciate it isn’t always possible to attend every session, so if you do need to miss one, there may be an opportunity for you to catch up on the session when the workshop runs again.
You need a working microphone, camera and access to Zoom.
Developing Dolphins and Raising Resilience are designed to complement one another, and do cover some similar themes. However, Raising Resilience has recently been redesigned to introduce additional topics and skills such as considering siblings and other family members and meal planning, as well as focusing more on carer self-care.
Download our PDF about Raising Resilience here