Young people aged 12-25 are the most ‘at risk’ group for developing eating disorders.
The 'Beating Eating Disorders' manual has been developed with Beat in consultation with youth workers around the UK, to equip those working with this vulnerable group with the key skills and knowledge they need to help and support young people.
This manual is designed for youth workers who deliver training to their staff and others who work with young people. It aims to:
- enable youth work trainers to feel competent and comfortable delivering five eating disorder training sessions to other youth workers
- enable those who have received this training to work with young people affected by eating disorders with greater confidence
The manual contains five easy-to-follow sessions, with handouts and exercises to help you get the most out of training. The sessions can be followed in three flexible routes to suit your needs. The sessions address what eating disorders are, why they occur and what youth workers can do to help young people affected by them.
The sessions were designed to cover everything youth workers need for a basic level of knowlegde around young people and eating disorders, and with the five 'Every Child Matters' outcomes and 'Common Core of Skills and Knowledge for the Children's Workforce' in mind.
99% of youth workers involved in the pilot felt that using this manual helped them develop their skills in working with young people affected by eating disorders.
Beating Eating Disorders is available to buy from the Beat online bookshop for £12.99 including postage and packaging. Alternatively, call 01603 753304 to order your copy.