Workshops, Presentations & Events
Eating disorders and body image issues are complex mental health problems.
At The Swan Centre, we understand that both community members and professionals have a significant impact on individuals affected by eating disorders. These community individuals, including general practitioners, educators, and sports coaches, frequently serve as the first line of defence in recognising potential eating disorder symptoms.
The Swan Centre provides workshops and presentations to help both community members and professionals identify warning signs, intervene, refer appropriately, and support people they are concerned about.
Workshop & Presentation Enquiries
For any enquires, contact Swan Centre reception on 9382 8775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Offer….
The Swan Centre can facilitate workshops and presentations for those seeking to gain insights and understanding into the nature, experience and treatment of eating disorders. We can cater to your needs and time requirements, but recommend from 90 minutes to a full-day.
Some topics we cover are:
- Eating Disorders – a brief overview of types, risk factors and warning signs
- Body image, dieting and the media
- Protective factors against the development of an eating disorder
- The importance of early intervention
- Helping someone to seek help
- How to talk to someone who has an eating disorder
At the Swan Centre, we want to be able to share our knowledge and expertise with fellow health professionals. We offer workshops and presentations to help health professionals identify warning signs, intervene, refer appropriately, and support people who they are concerned about in their professional dealings.
Some examples of specific workshops we offer are:
- Basics of Eating Disorders – a 1-day workshop presented by a clinical psychologist and dietitian outlining essential information and skills for working with clients with eating disorders
- CBT-E for Eating Disorders – a practical and skills-based 1-day workshop presented by a clinical psychologist outlining a transdiagnostic approach to the treatment of eating disorders (Basics of Eating Disorders or equivalent is a prerequisite for this workshop)
- MANTRA for Anorexia Nervosa – a practical and skills-based 2-day workshop presented by a clinical psychologist outlining Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA)
The Swan Centre offers specialised training and information sessions designed to empower individuals in the field of education (from primary to tertiary levels) with the abilities necessary to recognise and provide assistance to students who might be vulnerable to developing an eating disorder. Sessions and workshops can be tailored depending on the need of your school/education facility.
Due to the complex nature of eating disorders, it is highly recommended that GPs undertake additional training to support their knowledge base. The Swan Centre recommends that GPs should, as a minimum, complete NEDC’s Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs; a comprehensive foundational eating disorder training developed specifically for GPs. The training provides GPs with the key information needed to provide best practice care for patients with eating disorders.
The Swan Centre offers further training and support for GPs and GP Clinics to continue their learning and development to understand, identify and assess eating disorders, provide medical treatment, lead the multidisciplinary team, manage MBS items and provide ongoing recovery support.
There is growing acknowledgment is that personal lived experience holds significant value, serving as a source of support for individuals grappling with eating disorders and can enhance awareness and educational efforts regarding the prevention and early identification of eating disorders. The Swan Centre is a champion of the lived experience voice, proudly offering peer support and lived experience clinicians who share their experiences to educate and raise awareness of eating disorders and to offer hope for recovery.
Our team share their experiences in various settings, including:
- Online training sessions, webinars, and events.
- Hospital Visiting Programs for inpatients, day patients, and outpatients.
- Responding to media inquiries.
- Participating in community awareness events.
- Engaging in educational workshops.