Domestic Abuse & Eating Disorders

Domestic Abuse & Eating Disorders

Level 3 – 1 hr Online Workshop


Due to the subjective nature of domestic abuse and the shame and stigma that sit around it, recognising the signs can be incredibly challenging. This is why we often see cases of domestic abuse reach crisis point before anyone realised the abuse was even occurring.

We have to become better at recognising and responding to the signs across our communities at an earlier point. By understanding some of the issues and barriers that sit in and around domestic abuse, we are better equipped to reach those affected sooner.

Eating Disorders are often deeply entangled with domestic abuse and this session explores why and how that happens.

This course is designed for anyone living and working within and across the community however is ideal for those working with children and young people, in health settings, youth work and community organisations.  It is also ideal for social workers, police and local authorities who wish to broaden their understanding of domestic abuse and its impact.

Aims and objectives:

  • To understand the different types of Eating Disorders
  • To understand the different ways Domestic Abuse and Eating Disorders are deeply entangled.
  • To feel better equipped to spot the signs of domestic abuse and/or an Eating Disorder
  • To understand how to reach out safely and effectively
  • To know where and how to refer or signpost for support and help.

The session includes an interview with Lucy Whittaker, Founding Director of Alpha Vesta and Actress Gemma Oaten, Manager of SEED Eating Disorder Support Service who have been supporting Alpha Vesta in the writing of the session.

Ticket Options:

  • General Admission (Free) All attendees are requested to register individually to ensure attendance is recorded for those working towards one of our CPD accreditations and to ensure receipt of the supporting handbook after the session.


  • Online via Zoom
Lucy Whittaker
Seed Eating Disorders
Gemma Oaten

Contact Us

CPD Provider
Lottery Community Fund
brentwood Chamber
Essex Partnership
Police, fire and crime commissioner for essex
Essex Community Foundation

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