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Raising Resilience


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.

Who is Raising Resilience for?

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*

What is the format of the workshop?

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.

Where is it available?

Raising Resilience is currently available without referral across the whole of Northern Ireland & Scotland and the following areas in England: Essex, and Surrey (if your loved one is under the age of 18). 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.

Book now ↓

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.

Date Register

Monday 9th September - 1st October 6.45pm - 9.15pm with Aileen & Colette

Book Via POD

If you have any issues signing up to POD or accessing a workshop, please email the training team on


Am I a carer?

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.

Can another carer of my loved one come along?

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).

Can I have a recording of the session?

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

How many people can join each Raising Resilience workshop?

We allow a maximum of 17 people to join each workshop.

Do I have to attend every session?

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.

What technology do I need to attend Raising Resilience?

You need a working microphone, camera and access to Zoom.

How is it different to Developing Dolphins?

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.

The workshop was everything I needed and more. I wish that every parent dealing with a new diagnosis of an eating disorder could have access to this course.