MyCollege Logo

Eating Disorders – Ask The Expert

About the event

Around 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from eating disorders. These disorders can cause serious harm, both physically and emotionally, and they have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Early diagnosis, intervention and treatment is critical.

As anchor institutions in society, schools play an important role in identifying, referring and supporting pupils who may be at risk of developing eating disorders. As teachers, it is important to be aware of some of the clues, cues and signs of disordered eating behaviour, in order to better support children & young people who are experiencing difficulties in maintaining a healthy relationship with food.

Key Takeaways

  • To identify the types of eating disorders and know how they differ from ‘normal’ concern about eating, weight and shape
  • Recognise the early signs of disordered eating behaviour and how best to respond
  • Understand the impact eating disorders may have on learning
  • Know about the types of effective psychological treatments that are available
  • Know who to contact and where to turn if you need more help


September 13, 2022
3:45 pm
- 5:00 PM

Related content on this theme