The programme of events is below – sessions are open to students, staff and public. Light refreshments will be provided. To register your attendance, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recognition of Eating Disorders
Monday 25 February 2013 12:00-13:30, Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus
Early recognition of eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and atypical versions of these is essential to ensure the best possible outcome. However, there are current problems with eating disorder recognition that makes providing effective early care difficult. This session will explore the common warning signs and symptoms of eating disorders and will detail the most up-to-date statistics and research on the issues as well as ideas for possible solutions. Attendees will also get advice on what to do if they believe someone they know (whether it’s themselves, a family member, a student or a patient) has an eating disorder.
Speakers: Dr Sarah Williams, Lecturer in Psychology, Bournemouth University and Dr Ciaran Newell, Consultant Nurse (Eating Disorders) and Associate Nurse Director, Kimmeridge Court Eating Disorder Service
Anorexia Nervosa and recovering; A Perilous journey?
Wednesday 27 February 2013 10:30-12:00, BG11, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne campus
‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes’ (Marcel Proust)
This talk will approach the topic of recovering from Anorexia Nervosa (AN) from the perspective of the individual with experience of the illness. Attendees will hear about how recovery can be perceived by those with AN and how these perspectives might impact on:
1. The recovery journey,
2. The relationships of individuals with the illness
3. The role of individuals with AN in recovery
4. How services facilitate the contribution of those with experience of AN in care delivery
Speaker: Dr Ciaran Newell, Consultant Nurse (Eating Disorders) and Associate Nurse Director, Kimmeridge Court Eating Disorder Service
The hunger games. Can you recover from Eating Disorders? Come and listen to two stories of complete recovery and hope.
Wednesday 27 February 2013 13:30-15:00, BG11, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne campus
Often people believe that full recovery from eating disorders is not possible. Come and listen to Jess Griffiths, Director of Charity I*EAT who will dispel the myth and talk about her experience of full recovery. She will also be interviewing Alice Jackson, who, recovered from her exercise addiction and received treatment and support for her eating disorder whilst studying at Bournemouth University.
Speakers: Jess Griffiths, Director of Charity I*EAT and Alice Jackson.
Eating Disorders and the Internet
Thursday 28 February 2013 12:00-13:00, Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus
The internet is fast becoming the most popular place for people to find information and advice about health conditions, and eating disorders are no exception. This talk will explore the different types of online resources for eating disorders including a critical evaluation of controversial pro-anorexia websites, exploration of the types of support offered online, the use of social media and the ways in which the internet can be utilised for offering treatment for eating disorders.
Speaker: Dr Sarah Williams, Lecturer in Psychology, Bournemouth University
A Carer’s perspective on Eating Disorders – an interview with a parent/carer
Friday 1 March 10:00-10:45, BG11, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus
It can be very difficult for those who are caring for people suffering with eating disorders. Parents and carers can feel very misunderstood, guilty and powerless to change the situation. Jess Griffiths, Director of Charity I*EAT, will interview Debbie Field in this honest discussion about how it feels to be a mother caring for a daughter suffering with anorexia.
Speakers: Debbie Field and Jess Griffiths, Director of Charity I*EAT
Early Intervention for Eating Disorders at Bournemouth University – a good example of the statutory and voluntary services working together
Friday 1 March 12:00-13:00, BG11, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus
Since 2006 there has been a project supporting students suffering with eating disorders within Bournemouth University. Micki Bennett RMN (a Clinical specialist nurse in Eating Disorders) runs a weekly clinic at Talbot Medical Centre for students displaying symptoms of Eating Disorders who present to the GPs at the student surgery. Micki Bennett and Jess Griffiths, Director of Charity I*EAT, explain how this project was set up and how social media and advertising helped in directing more students to gain support for their eating disorders.
Speakers: Micki Bennett, Specialist nurse, DorsetHealthcare and Jess Griffiths, Director of Charity I*EAT