Increasing the understanding of Eating Disorders goes way beyond links to food. Pupils suffering from these illnesses face long-term battles that can’t simply be ‘solved’ or ‘cured’. This course offers an in-depth insight into how school life could enable effective help and support for pupils in their daily struggles.
Proactive and reactive educational and social strategies are explored in order to help increase staff knowledge and confidence when teaching and/or supporting pupils with Eating Disorders.
The categories and causes of Eating Disorders
Why and how they shape a young person’s sense of self
How these Disorders create a tight grip around the pupil and their peers
Acknowledging the impact on attainment, confidence self-belief, and self-concept in school
Mapping out the areas that can work as triggers for Eating Disorder related behaviours and feelings
Examining case studies and suggested best practice
Shared understandings and effective moves forward
Healthy coping strategies focused on increasing social, emotional and cognitive sense of ability
Whole-school package of support that clearly links policy to practice