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.
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'.