Men Get Eating Disorders Too – Understanding Male Eating Disorders

30.06.12 | News

Men Get Eating Disorders Too, a national charity dedicated to representing and supporting the needs of men affected by eating disorders, is offering FREE places on their awareness training, ‘Understanding Male Eating Disorders’.
The National Lottery’s Awards for All programme has funded MGEDT to put on a series of free half-day workshops in various locations across the country, with an aim to increase participants awareness and knowledge about eating disorders in males.
About the training
Our key workshop ‘Understanding Male Eating Disorders’ is delivered to professionals to encourage excellent professional practice by tackling the misconceptions surrounding eating disorders.
We aim to give participants a better understanding of eating disorders in men so they can become more responsive to men’s needs and recognise the barriers sufferers feel they face when approaching treatment and recovery.
The workshop will:

  • Explore some of the myths & misconceptions often associated with male eating disorders.
  • Look at eating disorders, definitions, contributing factors and other associated conditions.
  • Provide an insight into the issues men face getting help and looking at real experiences from men who have suffered themselves.
  • Examine the barriers men face in accessing services and looking at ways professionals and services can overcome these barriers to provide gender inclusive service provision.

The workshop is 3 hours long and is both informative and interactive leaving ample opportunity to discuss the points raised in the workshop.
The trainers who run these workshops have extensive experience within the charity and our campaigns and an excellent understanding of service provision and the issue of eating disorders. They all have a mix of personal and professional experience in eating disorders that affect men and mental health.
Who should attend
Professionals from across many sectors are invited to attend the workshops, including those working in education, health and social care, mental health, counselling and many more.
The cost of the workshop is covered by a grant so those normally unable to pay for our essential training are able to attend, including students pursuing a career in mental health as well as carers and volunteers in a supporting role.
The dates, times and venues for the upcoming workshops are as follows:

  • Manchester, Lesbian and Gay Foundation, on Friday 14th September 2012, 1-4pm
  • Birmingham, Centre for Voluntary Action, on Friday 12th October 2012, 1-4pm
  • Plymouth, Plymouth University, on Friday 2nd November 2012, 1-4pm
  • Norwich, The Space, on Friday 16th November 2012, 1-4pm
  • Bristol, Create Centre, on Friday 7th December 2012, 1-4pm

There are a limited number of places available on each workshop (15-20 delegates) so it’s best to book at the earliest to avoid disappointment. If the workshop is fully booked we will add you to a waiting list and contact you if a place becomes available.
Please note we can only provide no more than two places per organisation.
MGEDT also offer in-house training for teams of professionals and volunteers at affordable rates, For more information click here
Booking and questions
For any enquiries and to make bookings for MGEDT workshops or In House training please contact Sam Thomas by email

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