Upcoming events

Last updated on December 21st, 2020

Workshops and conferences

Below I try and keep an up-to-date mention of any upcoming events, such as conference talks or workshops I am giving for parents or professionals.

Online workshops

At times I offer workshops by video call (Zoom) which you can book onto here.

If there is no event for you to attend in the near future

I don't organise events myself, so if there isn't an upcoming event, I suggest you have an individual session with me, as a parent or as a professional. Take a look also at Bitesize, as it's another way to hear me give tips.

If you'd like to invite me for an event you are organising, do get in touch. Consider events by video call — they can work just fine.

20/21 January 2021: workshop for clinicians "We do it differently here!"

This will be part of the online EDIC (Eating Disorders International Conference), organised by BEAT. My session will be presented between 1pm-5pm on both days.

I've been asked to record myself, then be present at the above times to interact with delegates by 'Chat'. Then all sessions will be made available to delegates for 2 weeks after the event as on demand sessions.

Attendance is very expensive for parents, so I don't expect many, though you may get free attendance by volunteering with the EDIC organisers — well, when it was scheduled to be in Glasgow, pre-Covid, they needed volunteers, and I don't know if they still do.

Here's what I am planning:

"There are significant differences from one eating disorder service to another, even within community services following NICE guidance. This session will explore key areas in which clinicians follow different treatment paths and give conflicting instructions to parents and young people. We will explore which decisions are informed by evidence, by adherence to a manual, by experience or by tradition. The aim is for clinicians to take stock, build confidence and where indicated, consider where it’s worth trying what others have found effective.

We will concentrate on children and young people treated in the community and to some extent, in hospital.

Eva Musby, parent and author of an eating disorder book for parents, follows many parents' stories world-wide. This has made her aware of differences from one CYP CEDS to another. The session will encourage dialogue around these differences, and Eva will add to the mix her knowledge of what makes parents capable, collaborative and effective."

As this session is now to be pre-recorded, I plan to tell you of the differences I am aware of, and hopefully we can get your thoughts about it via the 'Chat'.

2 Replies to “Upcoming events”

  1. I have 17 year old twin daughters, one of whom is anorexic, and the other has developed an eating disorder by insisting on eating exactly the same food and exactly the same amount of food( to the Nth degree)!
    As a result, both girls are intertwined in this strict regime where they restrict.
    It has been almost two years since they were diagnosed, and we are under the CAHMS team, but there is no improvement. In fact, quite the opposite. I can see a steady deterioration of health and I feel totally powerless. I am told that I am the only one who can help them, but as I am battling with both I don't feel I am strong enough. I have a very good relationship with my girls and I don't want to loose them to this evil illness. Please help!

    1. This sounds so very tough for you and your daughters. I totally understand that you feel quite powerless by now, and the pressure of thinking you are "the only one" who can help them must be enormous. It's not correct, though. Family-based treatment puts the parent(s) in charge but the clinicians will want to support and guide you any way they can.
      Two years since diagnosis is pretty good: you're in good time for them to recover very well, according to the research. You are in good time for things to get turned around.
      How about you and your CAMHS team get a new determination, new ideas, from my book? So they can support you some more ways, maybe in a way that you could tell them you'd find especially helpful? Then feel free to get back to me (email me) with any specifics I might be able to help you with. How does that sound for a start?

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