Eating Disorder Workshops for Parents and Carers

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New Maudsley Carer Skills Workshops

Based on the New Maudsley approach, these courses have helped so many families to navigate their way through a seemingly impossible task and offer professional techniques for becoming a ‘Change Coach’.

Each course consists of a series of five two-hour workshops. These workshops will cover:

  • Introductions, psychoeducation and empathy  
  • Cycle of change and motivational language  
  • Reflecting on caring responses.
  • What to try when things feel stuck  
  • Coaching your loved one to make their own changes  
  • Relapse contingency planning.

Once you have registered to attend, you will receive: 

  • Joining instructions 
  • Pre-course information 
  • A course enrolment form.  

The New Maudsley Approach is the result of years of carer intervention development and encompasses many evidence based skills and techniques.  In order to equip you with the best possible support, we would urge carers to attend all five workshops.  We know that, in some cases, this might not be possible and that missing one or two may be inevitable due to unplanned occurrences.  However, carers should be aware that this course is not designed to be attended solely on a one-workshop basis since it is important to us that you gain the very best out of these workshops.  If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to email us at CWT.

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Please note: When booking your place on this course you are signing up to attend all five of the workshops.

 

Courses starting in February

Course Leader: Ros Rea

RR006 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Monday 19 February - 10am-12pm
  • Monday 19 February - 2pm-4pm 
  • Monday 26 February - 10am-12pm
  • Monday 26 February - 2pm-4pm 
  • Monday 25 March - 10am-12pm

To book on to this course, please email Ros Rea at ros.rea@charliewaller.org and quote RR006 in the subject line.

 

Courses starting in March

Course Leader: Daniel Fonseca-O'Connor & Claire Hodgson

DFCCH006 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Tuesday 5 March - 12pm - 2pm
  • Tuesday 12 March - 12pm - 2pm
  • Tuesday 19 March - 12pm - 2pm
  • Tuesday 26 March - 12pm - 2pm
  • Friday 26 April  - 12pm - 2pm

To book on to this course, please email Daniel Fonseca-O'Connor at daniel.fonseca-oconnor@nhs.net  and quote DFCCH006 in the subject line. 

 

To book on to this course, please email Naomi Anderson at Naomi.Anderson@cpft.nhs.uk and quote NA002 in the subject line. 

 

Course Leader: Gemma Howard 

GH006 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Wednesday 6 March - 6.30pm -8.30pm
  • Wednesday 13 March - 6.30pm -8.30pm
  • Wednesday 20 March - 6.30pm -8.30pm
  • Wednesday 27 March - 6.30pm -8.30pm
  • Wednesday 24 April - 6.30pm -8.30pm

To book on to this course, please email Gemma Howard at gemma.howard@charliewaller.org and quote GH006 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Caroline Ritchie 

CR002 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Friday 8 March - 10am - 12pm
  • Friday 15 March - 10am - 12pm
  • Friday 22 March - 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 28 March - 10am - 12pm
  • Friday 12 April - 10am - 12pm

To book on to this course, please email Caroline Ritchie at caroline.ritchie73@yahoo.com and quote CR002 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Gemma Howard

GH005 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Friday 8 March - 10am -12pm
  • Friday 8 March - 1pm - 3pm
  • Monday 11 March - 10am -12pm
  • Monday 11 March - 1pm - 3pm
  • Friday 22 March - 10am-12pm 

To book on to this course, please email Gemma Howard at gemma.howard@charliewaller.org and quote GH005 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Sarah Longley and Gillian McArthur 

SLGM003 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Monday 11 March - 10am - 11am 
  • Monday 11 March - 11am - 12pm 
  • Monday 11 March - 1pm - 4pm 
  • Tuesday 12 March - 10am - 12pm 
  • Wednesday 13 March - 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 2pm 

To book on to this course, please email Sarah Longley at slongley@hotmail.co.uk and quote SLGM003 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Michelle West 

MW004 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions

  • Wednesday 13 March - 7pm - 9pm 
  • Thursday 14 March - 7pm - 9pm 
  • Wednesday 20 March - 7pm - 9pm
  • Thursday 21 March - 7pm - 9pm
  • Thursday 18 April - 7pm - 9pm

To book on to this course, please email Michelle West at michellewestnm@gmail.com and quote MW004 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Ros Rea

RR007 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Thursday 14 March - 10am-12pm
  • Thursday 14 March - 2pm-4pm 
  • Friday 15 March - 10am-12pm
  • Friday 15 March - 2pm-4pm 
  • Friday 12 April - 10am-12pm

To book on to this course, please email Ros Rea at ros.rea@charliewaller.org and quote RR007 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Michelle West 

MW005 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Thursday 21 March - 10am - 12pm
  • Monday 25 March - 10am - 12pm
  • Monday 25 March - 1.30 - 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 26 March - 10am - 12pm
  • Monday 22 April - 10am - 12pm

To book on to this course, please email Michelle West at michellewestnm@gmail.com and quote MW005 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Caroline Ritchie 

CR003 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Thursday 21 March - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 28 March - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 4 April - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 11 April - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 25 April - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

To book on to this course, please email Caroline Ritchie at caroline.ritchie73@yahoo.com and quote CR003 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Catherine O'Dea Hughes 

COH003 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Thursday 21 March 2024 - 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 28 March 2024 - 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 04 April 2024 - 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 11 April 2024 - 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 18 April 2024 - 10am - 12pm

To book on to this course, please email Catherine Odea-Hughes at catherine.o'dea-hughes@charliewaller.org and quote COH003 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Catherine O'Dea Hughes 

COH005 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Saturday 23 March - 9am-11am 
  • Saturday 23 March - 12.30pm-14.30pm 
  • Sunday 24 March - 9am-11am 
  • Sunday 24 March - 12.30pm-14.30pm 
  • Friday 12 April - 6.45pm - 8.45pm

To book on to this course, please email Catherine Odea-Hughes at catherine.o'dea-hughes@charliewaller.org and quote COH005 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Catherine O'Dea Hughes 

COH006 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Monday 25 March - 9.30am-11.30am 
  • Monday 1 April - 9.30am-11.30am 
  • Monday 8 April - 9.30am-11.30am 
  • Monday 15 April - 9.30am-11.30am 
  • Monday 29 April - 9.30am-11.30am 

To book on to this course, please email Catherine Odea-Hughes at catherine.o'dea-hughes@charliewaller.org and quote COH006 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Ruth Wolfe

RW003 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Wednesday 27 March - 2pm - 4pm 
  • Wednesday 3 April - 2pm - 4pm 
  • Wednesday 10 April - 2pm - 4pm 
  • Wednesday 17 April - 2pm - 4pm 
  • Wednesday 24 April - 2pm - 4pm 

To book on to this course, please email Ruth Wolfe at wolfe.ruth@yahoo.co.uk and quote RW003 in the subject line.

 

Course Leader: Daniel Fonseca-O'Connor & Claire Hodgson

DFCCH007 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Wednesday 27 March - 12pm - 2pm 
  • Wednesday 3 March - 12pm - 2pm 
  • Wednesday 10 April - 12pm - 2pm 
  • Wednesday 17 April - 12pm - 2pm 
  • Wednesday 15 May - 12pm - 2pm 

To book on to this course, please email Daniel Fonseca-O'Connor at daniel.fonseca-oconnor@nhs.net and quote DFCCH007 in the subject line. 

 

Course Leader: Sarah Longley and Gillian McArthur 

SLGM004 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Monday 18 March - 10am - 11am 
  • Monday 18 March - 11am - 12pm 
  • Monday 18 March - 1pm - 4pm
  • Tuesday 19 March - 10am - 12pm 
  • Wednesday 20 March - 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 2pm 

To book on to this course, please email Sarah Longley at slongley@hotmail.co.uk and quote SLGM004 in the subject line.

 

Courses starting in May

Course Leader: Catherine O'Dea Hughes 

COH007 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Thursday 16 May - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 23 May - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 30 May - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 06 June - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 13 June - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

To book on to this course, please email Catherine Odea-Hughes at catherine.o'dea-hughes@charliewaller.org and quote COH007 in the subject line.

 

Courses starting in July

Course Leader: Catherine O'Dea Hughes 

COH008 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Saturday 6 July - 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Saturday 6 July - 1pm - 3pm 
  • Sunday 7 July - 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Sunday 7 July - 1pm - 3pm 
  • Saturday 27 July - 9.30am - 11.30am

To book on to this course, please email Catherine Odea-Hughes at catherine.o'dea-hughes@charliewaller.org and quote COH008 in the subject line.

 

Courses starting in September

Course Leader: Catherine O'Dea Hughes 

COH009 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Thursday 19 September - 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 26 September - 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 3 October - 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 10 October - 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 31 October - 10am - 12pm

To book on to this course, please email Catherine Odea-Hughes at catherine.o'dea-hughes@charliewaller.org and quote COH009 in the subject line.

 

Courses starting in October

Course Leader: Catherine O'Dea Hughes 

COH010 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Saturday 2 October - 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Saturday 2 October - 1pm - 3pm 
  • Sunday 3 October - 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Sunday 3 October - 1pm - 3pm 
  • Saturday 23 October - 9.30am - 11.30am

To book on to this course, please email Catherine Odea-Hughes at catherine.o'dea-hughes@charliewaller.org and quote COH010 in the subject line.

 

Courses starting in November

Course Leader: Catherine O'Dea Hughes 

COH011 Course Dates - this is a series and ideally participants should attend all 5 sessions.

  • Saturday 30 November - 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Saturday 30 November - 1pm - 3pm 
  • Sunday 1 December - 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Sunday 1 December - 1pm - 3pm 
  • Thursday 19 December - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

To book on to this course, please email Catherine Odea-Hughes at catherine.o'dea-hughes@charliewaller.org and quote COH011 in the subject line.

 

Supporting a child with an eating problem

If your child is experiencing difficulties with eating or has been diagnosed with an eating disorder, it can be worrying, isolating and distressing for you as a parent or carer.

Our 'supporting a child with an eating problem' resource will help you find knowledge and skills to support your child from expert mental health trainers, Jenny Langley and Ros Rea. We hope it reassures you that you are not alone and gives you hope that people do recover from an eating disorder.  

You can view the resources on our website, download it as a pdf or order a hard copy.

View supporting a child with an eating problem 

Download supporting a child with an eating problem 

Order a hard copy of supporting a child with an eating problem 

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Are the courses online?

Yes, all courses are online, with the exception of Claire Howell’s course CH001 beginning 17 January in Eastbourne.

What age of young people does the course teach you how to support?

We will primarily give you guidance on supporting someone aged 25 or under, however, our model is applicable to people of all ages.

Do I need to attend all 5 dates of my chosen course?

Ideally, yes. We understand that life happens and that you may need to miss a day but the course has key components to learn in each of the 5 sessions.

How do I sign up for a course?

Please email the address shown under your preferred dates, and the facilitator will send you joining instructions.

Are these workshops open to healthcare professionals as well as parent carers?

Sadly no – our current courses are aimed at parents or guardians who are supporting a loved one in a family setting and offer different guidance. We hope to launch new courses for people who work with those with eating disorders in the future, so watch this space!

Does this course cover ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)?

Yes, several parents of children with ARFID have attended these workshops.

Can I attend if my child doesn’t have a formal diagnosis yet?

Yes, this course will be useful for any concern over disordered eating.

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