Emotional Health

STEPS TO SUPPORT PUPILS WITH EATING DISORDERS IN SCHOOL

How to improve everyday life at school for the pupil, their friends and staff
About this course

  • How do you recognise the many types of Eating Disorders presented in school?
  • What is their impact on school life, and how is it managed?
  • Which strategies and reasonable adjustments can be put in place?

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. 

Course Outcomes:
  • Understand the drivers and triggers that lead to the emotional, behavioural and cognitive difficulties associated with Eating Disorders
  • Increase the ability of staff and peers to recognise these Disorders
  • Be able to create and apply healthy support strategies
  • Develop a sympathetic and effective whole-school approach to working with pupils with Eating Disorders
  • Create effective communication channels with pupils to increase their self-esteem, sense of control and ‘time-out’ from their Disorder
  • Increase opportunities for attainment
Course Outline:
Session 1: What, why and how

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

Session 2: Focus on support, not cure!

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

Session 3: Stepping stones and strategies

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

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787

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Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

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