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Free

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Eating Disorders in the Community

Spotting the warning signs and how to help

Priya Tew

Wednesday 11 May 20:00–21:00 BST

Eating Disorders in the Community

Spotting the warning signs and how to help

Priya Tew

Wednesday 11 May 20:00–21:00 BST

R

Free

60mins

CONTENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses affecting people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. They include anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa and orthorexia.

This webinar covers:

  • How different eating disorders are diagnosed
  • Warning signs to look out for – they aren’t all food related!
  • Resources and tools to help those suffering with an eating disorder

Eating disorders are responsible for more loss of life than any other mental health condition – and unfortunately the prevalence has risen dramatically in the last 30 to 40 years in the UK and worldwide. It is estimated that between 1.25 million and 3.4 million people in the UK currently suffer from an eating disorder; worryingly, levels among teenage girls are thought to have doubled during the pandemic.

With more people needing help, health professionals need to know how to support them. We know that only 20 percent of medical schools provide training on eating disorders, and many healthcare professionals feel unsure about how to help and how to spot the warning signs.

In this session, specialist eating disorders dietitian Priya Tew shares how healthcare professionals can support patients and clients with eating disorders in the community.

 

WATCH THE WEBINAR TO

UNDERSTANDING OF:
  • The diagnostic criteria for eating disorders
  • The incidence of eating disorders and why this is an escalating concern
  • The multi-faceted presentation of someone with an eating disorder
BE AWARE OF:
  • The lesser-known warning signs of eating disorders
  • Where to signpost people for help
  • The role of a dietitian in the community team
BE ABLE TO
  • Understand the difference working with someone in the community and how treatment can vary
  • Use language that is not triggering or unhelpful to someone suffering from an eating disorder
  • Provide compassion and empathy to a sufferer and their families
Melissa Mogor

Expert speaker

Priya Tew
Specialist Dietitian

Priya Tew is a specialist eating disorders dietitian who has worked in the eating disorder field within the NHS, private hospitals and now in private practice. She works with a variety of clinics and therapists offering dietetic support.

Melissa Mogor

Chair

Christian Lee BSc (Hons) MSc RD MBDA
Consultant Eating Disorders Dietitian, Network Associate Director Allied Health Professions (AHP) – The Bay
Chair Mental Health Specialist Group British Dietetic Association, England Board Member
Mental Health Network
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

As a Consultant ED Dietitian Christian works with the most complex patients, developing the dietetic team and reviewing the service. He volunteers for the BDA as Chair for the MHSG working with experts in MH nationally promoting Dietetics, whilst being the voice for MH dietetics on the BDA England Board.

WEBINAR HOST AND MODERATOR

Tanya Haffner
CEO RD MyNutriWeb

CPD CERTIFICATE & LEARNING MATERIALS

This webinar has been approved for CPD by the AfN

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This webinar is being run in association with the Mental Health Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association

About The Mental Health Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association
The specialist group of the BDA supports dietitians in all areas of Mental health. The group consults on NICE guidelines and Clinical Reference Groups in MH and ED, & LD&A and develops training and resources to enhance skills of the dietetic workforce.
Further details about the group and can be found at Twitter @Dietitians_MHG and Instagram bdamentalhealth

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