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Eating disorder essentials with EDV

Home ~ For professionals ~ Eating disorder essentials with EDV

This page explores the range of early intervention training offered by EDV for professionals interested in supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

How can EDV’s education team support you?

People in a range of professions support individuals and families affected by eating disorders. EDV’s education team are here to provide essential information to both general community members and professionals who work with those at risk of eating disorders.

Training options focus on awareness, early identification and early intervention. They are suitable for those who are looking to up-skill in general eating disorder knowledge and helping skills. For professionals looking to up-skill in therapeutic treatment approaches for eating disorders, please visit our page on advanced training for clinicians. 

EDV’s education team run a range of training workshops that are suitable for, but not limited to, the following professions:

Workshops available

If you are interested in engaging the EDV Education team to run a workshop, please get in touch with us using the contact form below.

ED101: Understand, Recognise and Act

90min workshop designed to provide participants 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

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
  • Eating Disorders:: Wellbeing for University Students

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

Partnering with EDV

Workshops and training

“Thank you all so much, it was terrific working with you all, and a great day of learning – the feedback was very positive.”

– Feedback from workshop with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)

EDV are always looking for opportunities to partner with organisations to deliver training and educational workshops. Eating disorders affect people from all walks of life, with certain demographics more at risk than the general population. These include:

  • Young people
  • LGBTIQ groups
  • Women during key life transition periods (adolescence, pregnancy, menopause)
  • Women who have diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Athletes

EDV’s team of experienced and skilled facilitators can tailor presentations to suit your stakeholders or client group. If you or your organisation would like more information about partnering with EDV, please get in touch with us.

Events and expos

Our staff and volunteers love getting out and about in the community to speak to people about all things eating disorders. If you are looking to involve EDV at your next community event, please get in touch with us.

Contact the Education team



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