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Course Date

September 23, 2019

Course Cost


Registration and refreshments from 9.30am

Course Time

09:45 - 15:30


Radisson Blu Edinburgh

80 High Street
The Royal Mile

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  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 working days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 working days prior to the event.
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Course Description

For – Pastoral Care Staff/Nurses and Matrons

Student Welfare: Focus on Eating Disorders

The morning session will be led by Dr Fiona Duffy.  Fiona is a clinical psychologist within the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh -

Fiona is well respected practitioner in this field and in addition to her academic commitments, Fiona chairs the Scottish Eating Disorder Interest Group (SEDIG) and is a member of the Eating Behaviours and Disorders Research Group and the Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology at Edinburgh University.

Fiona will focus on Issues surrounding eating disorders in teenagers, the day will include:  

             Latest facts and figures

             The eating disorder spectrum 

             Signs and symptoms 

             Medical complications 

             Physical consequences 

             Management principles: in-school dos and dont’s 

             Vulnerability factors 

             Individual and family influences 

Fiona will also signpost a range of resources that are available to support practitioners.

Tina McGuff  -  -  will open the afternoon session.  Tina delivers training, talks and workshops around mental health and eating disorders.  She is driven by her own experience as a teenager and early twenties with anorexia and complex mental illness.  Her years of lived in experience as well as working alongside psychologists, eating disorder, mental health charities and supporting families through the hell of these very complex illnesses has given her a huge amount of insight and practical information that she brings to all she works with. 

She is regular guest and contributor on National TV, Radio and Newspapers.

The day will conclude with input from colleagues who work for Beat

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity and this session will explore the range of information and support that they offer to schools.  Beat’s impact report 2017-18 can be found here - 


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