New Maudsley Skills Workshops for Carers
Capsule – Medical Risk Assessment
Medical Risk and Eating Disorders – Advice for Carers
Eating disorders are complex, can have a dramatic impact on your loved one’s physical safety and carry a high level of medical risk so it is important to be aware of signals that your loved one might be deteriorating and require urgent medical intervention. The more specific you can be about your observations, the more helpful this will be to the medical experts in any crisis situation.
You know your loved one best and so are in a good place to spot the signs that medical risk is high. Use this capsule to create a checklist for your loved one and it can be useful to print off any of the documents that you feel are particularly relevant for your loved one, highlight the appropriate sections and give a copy to the GP or to staff at A&E. Medical staff are much more likely to take notice if you can show that you are an informed carer.
New Maudsley Capsule Preparing for Holidays
These workshop capsules have been created from scenarios considered in previous workshops and are designed to help carers to review and reflect on specific areas that can prove extremely difficult.
In this capsule we review and reflect on the challenges that carers and their loved ones with an eating disorder can face in the lead up to the Summer holiday period including unstructured time at home and going away on holiday with friends or family. With an already precarious relationship with food, eating, and body image, holiday events that frequently centre around meals can be especially difficult. Contingency planning in advance of the holiday period can be invaluable.
Preparing for University – Tips from students who have attended university with an eating disorder
Over the past few years we have had several young people in recovery provide our group with their tips for coping whilst at university with an eating disorder. These are their personal tips and do not constitute professional advice. Anyone at university with an eating disorder should always seek support from their university GP, local eating disorder services if they are eligible, and self help support either through the student support network and/or eating disorder charities.
Collaborative Care New Maudsley Skills Workshops for Carers
Additional Workshop Capsule
Preparing for College or University – Guide for carers
These workshop capsules have been created from scenarios considered in previous workshops and are designed to help carers to review and reflect on specific areas that can prove extremely difficult