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Course Date

September 23, 2020

Course Cost


Course Time

13:30 - 15:00


Hosted virtually by SCIS

61 Dublin Street

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • 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.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

Pastoral Care and School Nurses

We are delighted to welcome Hope Virgo, author of Stand Tall Little Girl, and a multi award winning international leading advocate for people with eating disorders to lead a session for us. Hope helps young people and employers (including schools, hospitals and businesses) to deal with the rising tide of mental health issues which affect one in four people. She has been described by Richard Mitchell, CEO of Sherwood Forest Hospital, as "sharing a very powerful story with a huge impact". Hope is also a recognised media spokesperson, having appeared on various platforms including BBC Newsnight, Victoria Derbyshire, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and BBC News. 


For four years, Hope managed to keep it hidden, keeping dark secrets from friends and family. But then, on 17th November 2007, Hope's world changed forever. She was admitted to a mental health hospital. Her skin was yellowing, her heart was failing. She was barely recognizable. Forced to leave her family and friends, the hospital became her home. Over the next year, at her lowest ebb, Hope faced the biggest challenge of her life. She had to find the courage to beat her anorexia.


Hope will share her harrowing but inspiring story of recovery, sharing practical tips on managing wellbeing. As well as exploring how schools and teachers specifically can support students. Hope will share practical tips and advice on what you can do on a day to day basis from how to navigate school trips to conversations.  Hope will also share her insights into the impact of lockdown on eating disorders.


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