The training session will cover an overview of eating disorders in order to promote an understanding and increased awareness.

The topics covered will provide you with an introduction to what eating disorders are and their associated symptomatology. Alongside this, you will also be informed of emerging eating disorders classification that are not in the DSM 5. In addition to this, the session will cover general signs to look out for and the do’s and don’ts of having a conversation. After this, the session will cover the service pathway and referral routes to specialist services. At the end of the session we will progress onto case studies to apply the information into real life situations with an opportunity for a Q&A during this.

Learning Objectives

  • Increased awareness and knowledge surrounding eating disorders
  • Increased understanding of the signs, symptoms & the do’s and don’ts
  • Increased understanding of the process of referrals to local / specialised support services (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough)
  • Considerations during assessments



I started with PEDS in October 2022 after working in Mental Health Commissioning in the NHS for over a decade. My role is to upskill professionals, promote identification and hopefully prevent the development of eating disorders, working collaboratively with our partners, the local NHS, schools and Universities as well as local community organisations, statutory and voluntary.


I am the Education and Training Assistant here at PEDS and am honoured to be part of such an important organisation. My role is to aid in the creation and delivery of information regarding eating disorders, something which I am incredibly passionate about. With a BSc and MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, I was introduced to eating disorders and the devastating effect of misconceptions and stigmatisation which I hope to impact throughout my time at PEDS.