Mental Health & Wellbeing

Eating Disorders CPD

Course Details
Date: Tuesday 12th July 2022
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: £40 per person
Facilitated by: Hope Virgo

We are delighted to be working with the inspiring Hope Virgo, to offer CPD around Eating Disorders. 

Course content

This three hour session will offer a comprehensive introduction, covering topics such as:

  • what an eating disorder is
  • current state of play re eating disorders
  • personal experience, with Hope sharing her story to bring them in to the mindset of someone who has had an eating disorder
  • how to have a conversation with someone 
  • how to spot the signs 
  • practically what we can do to make sure the right messaging is out there, that the right people are getting support and how to prevent more people developing an eating disorder


Hope Virgo is the Author of Stand Tall Little Girl, and a multi award winning international leading advocate for people with eating disorders. 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 and costs employers between £33 and £42 billion annually. 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. 

Hope is the founder of the #DumpTheScales campaign which put eating disorders on the Government’s agenda. The campaign has gone from strength to strength making change happen on a national scale

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

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