Eating Disorders - Beyond age, gender, background and ethnicity

Registration is required

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eating-disorders-beyond-age-gender-background-and-ethnicity-tickets-313312896307

This event is part of the Wellbeing series

Speaker

Heather Evans

Speaker's Biography

Heather Evans (RHN, BA) is from Nova Scotia, Canada and has been living in the UK for nearly three years. She holds an honours degree in Sociology and Psychology from Mount Allison University (New Brunswick, CAN) and a diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (Nova Scotia, CAN). Heather is also a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant (RHN). She focused her nutrition work on helping her clients reach their optimal health through a health at every size, non-diet approach. She has a special focus on helping those struggling with eating disorders, specifically Anorexia Nervosa. Heather has spent several years consulting, educating, and speaking about eating disorders through the lens of her own lived experience with Anorexia Nervosa and the importance of choosing recovery every day.

From: 25 May 2022, 1 p.m.
To: 25 May 2022, 2 p.m.
Location: This event will take place at the Haven on Bay Campus but will also be available to join online via Zoom, Bay Campus

This event will take place in person at the Haven on Bay Campus and will be also available to join online via Zoom.

Eating disorders are very serious mental illnesses that affect people of all ages, genders, backgrounds and ethnicities. They are extremely complex, present in a variety of ways, and are very hard not only on the individuals suffering from them but also their families and friends.

Not everyone who has an eating disorder will experience the same symptomology. For example, there may be other co-morbidities in play, such as depression or OCD, and additionally some people may be affected by multiple eating disorders at once.

During this Ask the Experts session, Heather Evans (RHN, BA) will discuss several different types of eating disorders, helpful resources for those who think they may be struggling with an eating disorder (or for friends/family), and share her own lived experience in the Canadian Healthcare system as she navigated her recovery from Anorexia Nervosa.


Contact: Staff Wellbeing (Email: staffwellbeing@swansea.ac.uk)

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eating-disorders-beyond-age-gender-background-and-ethnicity-tickets-313312896307

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