The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Eating Disorder course is for any interested adult.
Eating disorders are not just about food and weight. They are also not about vanity or willpower. Eating disorders are serious and potentially life threatening mental illnesses, in which a person experiences severe disturbances in eating and exercise behaviours because of distortions in thoughts and emotions, especially those relating to body image or feelings of self-worth.
People in all age groups, genders and socio-economic and cultural backgrounds can be affected by eating disorders.
This workshop is designed to help members of the community and workplace to provide first aid to someone who is developing or experiencing an eating disorder. The role of the first aider is to assist the person until appropriate professional help is received.