Caring for a loved one with an Eating Disorder

The New Maudsley Skills-Based Training Manual

by Jenny Langley, Janet Treasure & Gill Todd

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About the book

Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Skills-Based Training Manual provides a framework for carer skills workshops which can be used by anyone working with these conditions whether they be workshop or carer support group facilitators, clinicians, counsellors, school nurses, GPs or practice nurses.

Based on the successful New Maudsley Model, which equips carers with the knowledge and skills needed to support those with an eating disorder, the book consists of two sections which will help facilitators to deliver skills workshops to carers. The first section provides the theoretical background, while the second uses exercises to bring the New Maudsley Model to life. The skills workshops provide a much-needed lifeline, giving carers an opportunity to meet in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment, and to learn to recognise that changes in their own responses can be highly beneficial.

With session-by-session guidelines and handouts for participants, Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Skills-Based Training Manual will be of aid to anyone working with someone coping with these conditions.

The book is also useful for carers who are unable to access the workshops or who have attended the workshops and would like to revisit the exercises they did and more. Many of the exercises have illustrations and scenarios this bringing the New Maudsley Model to life for any family facing and eating disorder in their midst.

About the author

Jenny Langley is a Chartered Accountant who has six children and has worked in a variety of positions within the pharmaceutical industry and the Financial Services Industry. Since her eldest son recovered from anorexia Jenny has utilised their experience, changed career and written two books; Boys Get Anorexia Too and The New Maudsley Training Manual.

Jenny now provides support to families in her local community via a carer support group and New Maudsley carer skills workshops. Jenny also delivers emotional wellbeing sessions, covering all areas of mental health in schools to staff, parents and students, and she has been involved in several research projects into the New Maudsley Approach. Jenny is passionate about raising awareness in the hope that prevention and early intervention will become more commonplace.

Jenny was awarded the Royal College of Psychiatrists – Carer Contributor of the Year 2016 in recognition of her ongoing work with carers, eating disorder services and in the wider community particularly focusing on preventative work in schools.

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