To coincide with National Carers Week this event showcases how the Dorset community has come together to help address the areas of improving awareness and hope in the area of eating disorders. The videos launched at this event show how eating disorders affect those with the illness and their carers and how recovery restores hope for the future.
Posters from students in the Faculty of Science and Technology will be on display during the event. This includes work by:
Rebecca Budge (MSc student): Rigid thinking, eating behaviour and mood.
Princess Kamange (MSc Student): Motivation to recover from eating disorders.
Alice Smith (Third Year Dissertation Student): What is self-compassion and how can it help in the prevention of eating disorders?
Jessica Taylor (Third Year Dissertation Student): Men get eating disorders too!
Daiga Tohvere (Volunteer Student Research Assistant): The top 6 mobile apps for eating disorders.
Kat Wood (MSc Student): There’s an app for that: Exploring relevance and quality of mobile apps for eating disorders.
When: 9 June 2015 Where: Allsebrook Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus Time: 17:00-18:00
17:00 Welcome to BU
Professor Gail Thomas, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
17:05 Current issues in Eating Disorders
Lorna Garner, Chief Executive Officer, BEAT
17:15 Overview of the Eating Disorder work at BU
Dr James Palfreman-Kay, Equality and Diversity Adviser & Dr Sarah Muir, Senior Lecturer, SciTech
17:25 The impact of the Time to Change Dorset videos
Dr James Palfreman-Kay, Equality and Diversity Adviser
17:35 Premiere of ‘Living with an Eating Disorder’ Dr James Palfreman-Kay, Equality and Diversity Adviser & Dr Sarah Muir, Senior Lecturer, SciTech
The videos feature BU staff, students and members of the wider community talking about living with an eating disorder
The programme has been organised and supported by:
- Bournemouth University
- Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
- Dorset Healthwatch
This session is open to everyone. Light refreshments will be provided at this event. To book: Please follow the link: Wider community.
Look out for #LWED15 hastag for updates about the programme and updates on the week.