education workshops for fitness professionals

A 2015 Eating Disorders Victoria survey of fitness professionals indicated 98% believed eating disorders and body image difficulties are relevant to their work, however only 27% rated themselves as having a good knowledge of the subject.

EDV offers education workshops that have been specifically tailored to suit people working in a sporting or fitness context.

Mentally healthy and physically fit

90 minute workshop

This workshop provides a basic introduction to eating disorders and how to support someone you are concerned about.

The workshop explores:

  • Understanding eating disorders
  • Myths and stereotypes about eating disorders
  • Eating disorders and obesity
  • How to support someone; when and where to refer

Healthy body, healthy mind

4 hour workshop

This longer workshop provides a more comprehensive exploration of a range of practical considerations for fitness and sporting professionals relating to eating disorders. It can be delivered in a block of 4 hours or two separate 2 hour sessions. The workshop in interactive and collaborative, and includes fitness industry specific examples.

The workshop covers:

  • Understanding eating disorders
  • Myths and stereotypes about eating disorders
  • Eating disorders and obesity
  • Your role in the eating disorder journey
  • How to raise your concerns  
  • How to support someone; when and where to refer
  • How to build protective factors for good mental health in clients

To enquire about our education workshops, please call us on 1300 550 236 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.