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Eating Disorders

This informative and interactive workshop will explore:

  • How to identify a young person at risk, and identify signs and symptoms of eating disorders

  • What it is like to have an eating disorder from a young person’s point of view (themes from research and real life)

  • How to talk with young people who have an eating disorder (for example, what to say, how best to say it and what not to say)

  • How to respond to disclosures, anger and denial in young people

  • How to talk to and support family and friends of teens with eating disorders

Facilitators:
Chris Bowden is a lecturer in human development, youth issues and educational psychology in the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington. He teaches human and adolescent development and on issues including mental health, coping/adaptation, grief, loss and life changes. He developed the Waves psycho-educational programme for adults bereaved by suicide in conjunction with Skylight and has been a co-facilitator of this programme for eight years. Chris is currently completing his PhD in Health on young men’s experiences of losing a close friend to suicide.

Megan Horsham has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science from Massey University. She currently works in the area of health promotion and education, primarily focusing on eating disorders and mental health. Megan draws on her own personal experience of living with Anorexia Nervosa. She educates people on how they can best support and encourage individuals and their families faced with an eating disorder. "Anorexia is not an illness of the body; it is an illness of the mind"- Lynn Crilly.

Cost:
$80.00 per workshop
Discount available for participants who register for three or more workshops at one time.

Registration:
Email pd@skylight-trust.org.nz, or for further information, call 0800 299 100
Registration confirmed on receipt of payment.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

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