New Support for South & East Yorkshire

Our charity has been commissioned by RDASH (Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humberside NHS Foundation) to develop and deliver a community eating disorder service across Doncaster, Rotherham and North Lincolnshire. Currently, there is limited support for eating disorders in these areas, so we are pleased to be expanding our charity to help and support local people.

This work will include delivering a training programme to raise awareness of eating disorders amongst primary care, the children’s workforce and education professionals.  SYEDA will also deliver education sessions to young people in schools and colleges. The training for professionals will include:

·         An introduction to eating disorders

·         The different types of eating disorders

·         Causes and risk factors

·         Spotting the signs 

·         Referral and signposting 

The workshops available for young people can be delivered at part of PSHE and can cover:

·         Body image and self-esteem

·         Understanding eating disorders

·         The Media

·         Positive mental health

·         Nutrition

·         Thinking styles and coping strategies

"It was great. Lots of information and confidence raising activities. Allowed the group to ask questions and made us feel comfortable. Thank you so much- hope to work with you again soon." Sheffield outreach worker  

“Very clear and concise information about each of the main eating disorders. Students questions were well answered which enabled them to understand the key issues. A well planned session with active tasks and open discussion. One of our students disclosed that she is suffering from an ED and this is now being dealt with. I would love to work with SYEDA again in the future.”  Sheffield school teacher.

If you work in Doncaster, Rotherham and North Lincolnshire and would like to know more about the education and training programme, please contact Anna Tummon on annat@syeda.org.uk or 0114 2728822.