This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding eating disorders, as well as an awareness of the harmful effects eating disorders can have on individuals and those closest to them.

  • Course Length: 4 hours
  • Learning methods: Online learning materials with online assessment

This course is set up into manageable sections. These include:

Section 1: Types of eating disorders
This section will develop your understanding of several eating disorders.

Section 2: Potential causes of eating disorders
This section covers the common causes of eating disorders including psychological, environmental, societal and biological factors.

Section 3: The effects of eating disorders
This section outlines the harmful effects of an eating disorder on the individual, their family and close friends.

Section 4: Management and recovery from eating disorders
This section covers methods through which individuals with an existing eating disorder can manage and recover including medical interventions, public health resources and further treatment options.

For more information visit the skills network website.