What topics does the course cover?

This course offers 30 lessons, covering a variety of topics to provide the learner with an understanding of eating disorders and how to support someone who is struggling with one. The Understanding Eating Disorders course covers:

  • What are eating disorders?

  • How common are eating disorders?

  • The most common types of eating disorders

  • Signs and symptoms of an eating disorder

  • How do eating disorders affect people?

  • Misconceptions around eating disorders

  • Eating disorders and social media

  • How eating disorders can be treated

  • How to support someone struggling with an eating disorder

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone working in the mental health field, as well as those who work with children and teenagers. Eating disorders commonly begin during puberty, making this course ideal for people working in schools or colleges who want to ensure they can recognise the indicators of eating disorders and how to anyone in their care who is struggling. This course is open to anyone looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of eating disorders. People this course may benefit are:

  • Teachers

  • Support staff

  • Mental health nurses

  • Tutors

  • Counsellors

  • GPs

  • Nurses

  • People with a friend or family member struggling with an eating disorder