"We are thrilled to be able to host an event for carers and clinicians at London's Institute of Child Health on the 3rd of June from 1-5.30 pm entitled "Experts at the Table". We have an opportunity for you to learn from a couple of our Down Under 'expert' parents who are not only integral members of the F.E.A.S.T team but work in a range of settings supporting families and carers of those with an eating disorder.
Belinda Caldwell works as a Carer Consultant with families in public mental health services across the state of Victoria, Australia. Nicky Wilson chairs the Eating Disorders Association of New Zealand, a national support organisation for families and carers providing phone help, education and advocacy. Both regularly run education sessions for families/carers/clinicians and medical students. Both are carers whose children had an eating disorder but have gone on to translate their own experiences into services for other families and carers.
F.E.A.S.T and Charlotte's Helix Chair Erica Husain will kick off the event talking about the role of parents in informing and supporting research. Belinda will follow with "Finding Your Mojo: Families taking the lead in eating disorder treatment" looking at how do you go from frightened parent to team leader, including how services and clinicians can support this process. Nicky will finish the day with "Carer challenges - they’re international!" discussing the obstacles and barriers to recovery that are seen to impact on families wherever they live the world and setting out the ways people have found to address road blocks. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and we hope to head off to a nearby pub or venue after to continue chatting with whoever is keen to do so. Nicky and Belinda are very keen to hear/learn from UK families/carers and clinicians. "
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