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This page contains information about the early intervention training EDV offers to health and other community professionals. 

Why health and other professionals?

Professionals working in health fields, such as nutrition and dietetics, nursing, mental health, occupational therapy, social work and so on, will work with clients at risk of, or already experiencing, eating disorders. Other professionals such as youth workers, sporting coaches, personal trainers, and yoga instructors will also work with at-risk groups.

EDV can help professionals identify warning signs, intervene, refer appropriately, and support people who they are concerned about in their professional dealings.

In addition, these workshops also provide information about promoting environments that celebrate a diversity of body types and focus on health, not weight.

Please note: EDV’s training focuses on awarenessearly identification and early intervention. For professionals looking to up-skill in therapeutic treatment approaches for eating disorders, please visit our page on advanced training for clinicians. 

Training for professionals

ED 101: Understand, recognise and act

A 90 minute workshop designed to provide staff with some basic information about eating disorders, including:

  • Eating Disorders – a brief overview of types, risk factors and warning signs
  • The role of body image, dieting and the media
  • Factors that can protect against the development of an eating disorder
  • The importance of early intervention

10-30 participants.

EDV can cater to a range of health professions, and the following tailored programs for Eating Disorders 101 have already been developed for:

  • Eating Disorders and Diabetes
  • Eating Disorders: Pregnancy and early Parenthood
  • Eating Disorders: Early Identification and Intervention for Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals
  • Eating Disorders: for Teachers and School Staff
  • Eating Disorders: Understand, Recognise and Act, for Fitness Professionals

ED102: Approach, Communicate, Connect

2hr workshop includes education and role playing. Suitable for the general community, carers,  and health professionals. Learn:

  • How to build communication skills to approach someone they are concerned about connect them with support.
  • In depth overview of treatment pathways
  • The role of different health professionals
  • How to identify if someone needs crisis support

ED103: Support and Strengthen Recovery

2hr workshop for health professionals, carers, general community who are interested in understanding more about eating disorder treatment and how we can support people through recovery. Learn:

  • In depth education on the physiological and psychological effects of eating disorders
  • How we can prevent their development and the importance of treatment
  • Why and how eating disorder treatment can help people recover
  • How you can play an important role in supporting and strengthening this journey

Should I Say Something

A comprehensive 4-hour early intervention workshop designed to give staff a good understanding of eating disorders, particularly the warning signs and how to approach students they may be concerned about. This workshop is based on the Eating Disorders: First Aid Guidelines (2008). It covers:

  • Eating disorder types and prevalence
  • Risk factors
  • Warning signs
  • Treatment and support options
  • How to approach and support someone who is at risk of developing or experiencing an eating disorder

12-20 participants.

Contact the Education team

EDV can also tailor these training sessions to suit your organisation. For more information about EDV’s training for allied health professionals, please contact our Education team using the contact form below.


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