Eating Disorders and Body Image: Working with Young People

Discover how you might best engage with a young person to support them. Gain some understanding of what it might be like for an individual experiencing these issues. Learn to screen for warning signs, feel equipped to work with where the young person is at, and when a referral is needed.

Description

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Five |  Catering: Refreshments provided

Aim

Many adolescents/teenagers struggle with body image. Some go on to develop disordered eating, or clinical eating disorders. This workshop aims to provide you with a solid base and perspective of how you might best engage with a young person to support them. Gain some understanding of what it might be like for an individual experiencing these issues. Early intervention can change the trajectory of this potentially fatal mental illness. Learn to screen for warning signs, and feel equipped to work with where the young person is at, and when a referral is needed.

Overview

Develop understanding of some of the underlying causes of disordered eating and broaden perspective on approaches which help turn this around
• Challenge social attitudes which contribute to body dissatisfaction and disordered eating
• Explore the connection between food and mood
• Learn the effects of restricted or irregular eating and tactics for regulating eating
• Strategies for supporting clients to have a more peaceful relationship with food and their body

Learning Intentions

Participants will be provided the opportunity to:
Assess appropriate pathways for clients depending on level of severity of challenges with eating
• Understand how our eating patterns affect our energy, mood and desire for food
• Be equipped with skills to support clients experiencing challenges with food and body image
• Develop confidence in working within this area, while having fun exploring this fascinating topic
• Deepen your understanding of the inner world of someone experiencing disordered eating and what the path of recovery may look like

Let's Get Real Skills

• Working with Service Users
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Māori
• Professional and Personal Development

*Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Apply your discount by completing the ‘Subsidised rate eligibility’ section when registering.

*Early Bird Discount: Register by 31 July 2019 to receive $10.00 off (automatically applied at checkout).

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