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Talks

We deliver educational talks on the topic of eating disorders to a range of people from the public, private, voluntary and education sectors. 

Aim of the talk: To increase knowledge and understanding of eating disorders whilst encouraging first steps towards treatment and recovery. 

Where: Delivered at your organisation or online

When: Delivered at a time and date to suit your organisation 

Number of participants: Up to 250 

Length: 1 Hour 

Cost: £60


How the talk helped

Molly (15) knew her relationship with food was dominating her every thought, but thought it was normal. The day Maria from Eating Distress North East came into school to deliver a talk on eating disorders changed Molly’s view and life forever. The talk helped Molly understand that she in fact had an eating disorder, which was controlling her and draining any sign of happiness from her life. 

Molly approached a teacher after the talk and asked them to contact her Parents as she knew she was suffering from an eating disorder. On arriving at the School Molly’s parents admitted they knew there was a problem but did not know how to start the conversation. They expressed their gratitude and felt the talk had started the conversation they were struggling to have. They took Molly straight to their GP who referred her for specialist help. 

One year on and Molly has made a full recovery and is due to start college to begin her training as a Mental Health Nurse. Molly knows that she needed help to recover and now wants to help others in their recovery,


Organisations that have received a talk 

Schools/Colleges/Alternative Education and Youth Providers 

  • Red House Academy 
  • Castle View Enterprise Academy 
  • Sandhill View Academy 
  • Keiper School
  • St Robert of Newminster School
  • Sacred Heart Catholic High School
  • Askham Bryan College
  • Tyne Metropolitan College
  • Seaton Burn College
  • Newcastle College 
  • Newcastle Falcons (Hitz Project)
  • Barnardo’s 
  • Kenton School 
  • Linhope PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) 
  • Sunderland PRU (Pupil Referral Unit)
  • Foundation of Light (National Citizenship Service)
  • Northumberland Youth Service

Medical Organisations and Medical Training

  • Newcastle University Medical School (Physician Associate/Medical Students)
  • Saville Medical Practice 
  • Royal Victoria Hospital (Children’s Department)
  • Sunderland University (Mental Health/Learning Disability Nursing)

Specialist Organisations

  • Sunderland, Newcastle, and North Tyneside Carers Centres
  • Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland 
  • Wearside Women in Need (WWIN)
  • Fostering People
  • Edberts House 

Mental Health Organisations

  • Gateshead 0-19 Children's Service
  • Sunderland and Washington Mind 
  • Riverside Community Health Project

To find out more information or to book a talk, please contact our  Training Officer Maria Lavelle at maria.lavelle@edne.org.uk 

What you say

What you say

Maudsley Course Testimonials

your unerring positivity, your calmness.. your skill, your knowledge and true EMPATHY(!) lifted the darkness and I am sure made everyone feel SO much better. I feel more positive today than I have for ages.

Maudsley Course Testimonials

I would thoroughly recommend this course to other carers wherever they are on their journey of supporting a loved one with and ED. Thank you EDNE.

Maudsley Course Testimonials

The course exceeded my expectations ! ..Excellent practical examples.. Feels empowering to have these tools…

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I’ve really appreciated the help I’ve been given at EDNE, I didn’t feel like I was just there as a client who just needed to get to the end of their sessions. I actually felt heard and understood.

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I was given permission to feel. Instead of being a person with an eating disorder, I was a person who could feel feelings’

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‘It was not just putting a plaster over something, it was about healing it. I can’t describe how it feels to have switched my mindset, after 50 years it is mind-blowing’

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..entire process has been incredibly supportive and empathetic, giving me the support I needed to move forwards.

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‘I couldn’t have managed without coming here. I genuinely think this place has kept me alive. I have a sense of hope now.’

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EDNE was friendly welcoming and flexible

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EDNE started me thinking about what resilience is and how I could manage day to day and have strategies’

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‘..has given me life-changing help. They’ve helped me overcome the barriers. It’s been about unravelling decades.

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The counselling has been a big turning point and the support from EDNE has been amazing.

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Eating distress ..is such a secretive thing. This has been the first time I didn’t feel alone with it.

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It has literally changed the quality of my life.

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The EDNE counsellor’s the only person who has helped me.. the big high walls have come down

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Once I got through the door it was easy. They didn’t judge. EDNE helped me to get to be this new person. The old one never looked up and never spoke.

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I used to block out feeling with food, it’s not like that now’

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The counselling sessions were absolutely amazing and life-changing.

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You think you’re the only person in the world. Now I’ve found out I’m not the only one.

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I have had time to think. ..started being able to calm myself down and going to bed earlier to relax. I’m managing money and time better and I’m looking after myself. I’ve never done that before.’

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As a small charity, we rely on the amazing generosity of the public to allow us to continue our work. Every donation is noticed and appreciated, and allows us to really make a difference in someone’s life – by helping to provide specialised one to one counselling sessions to people who would otherwise not be able to access them, run our support groups, and provide training so people can spot the signs of eating distress and help others seek the support they need as early as possible. We use Local Giving as our donation platform, and any contribution enables us to continue providing our supportive services for people struggling with anxiety around food

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