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 education@eatingdisorders.org.au.