7/05/2019 : Talking Anorexia Awareness Education Event

Talking to Anorexia: Awareness & Education Event

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Talking Anorexia Awareness Education Event

Please join us for a screening of the Louis Theroux BBC documentary Talking to Anorexia, which chronicles the lives of four women with anorexia, at various stages of illness, in two major eating-disorder treatment centres in London. Described by The Telegraph as "important and humane," the documentary explores the complex causes and circuitous course of the disorder; the impact on the individuals and their families; the challenges of treatment and rewards of recovery; the assumptions, misconceptions and stigma that can shroud the disorder in society at large. The screening will be followed by an hour-long, expert-led panel discussion on the themes of the documentary and the professional and personal experiences of the panellists. The floor will be opened to questions or reflections from the audience midway through this discussion.

The panel will comprise carer and and service user representatives who have kindly and bravely agreed to share their stories of living with and through an eating disorder for the benefit of others. They will be joined by Dr. Michelle Evison, Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in Eating Disorders, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust, and Dr. Jane Evans, Clinical Psychologist, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust, who has worked in the settings featured in the documentary. A producer of the documentary hopes to be attendance, too, but may have to cancel at short notice in the event of a call-out for filming. The overarching aim of the event is to promote understanding and awareness of eating disorders. The event is suitable for any interested members of the public, the student population and healthcare professionals.
Although general psychoeducation will feature in both the documentary and panel discussion, please note that this is not a training event and the nature of the event is more experiential than theoretical. Venue Information & Directions - The Postgraduate Centre is located at the main thoroughfare on the MRI hospital site and shares an entrance with the library building. If you are on foot, you can enter through the main hospital entrance on Oxford Road or the slip entrance by Starbucks. If you are driving, the Grafton Street Car Park is only a stone's throw from the venue and costs £2.50 for up to 3 hours. Alternatively, you can use the Hathersage Road Car Park and walk through the hospital entrance opposite on the LHS to reach the venue within 2-3 minutes.
- Information on public transport links can be found on the MRI Hospital homepage. - The event is taking place in the Jefferson Suite and signs will be displayed to lead the way. The receptionist can also point you in the right direction. - The venue is wheelchair accessible. General Event Information - Refreshments will be served from 6pm in the room adjoining the Jefferson Suite. - The film screening will commence at 6.30pm and the panel discussion at 7.30pm. - Certificates of attendance will be provided to medical students and professionals. - PLEASE NOTE: If you are suffering from an eating disorder, viewer discretion is advised, as the documentary features individuals who continue to struggle with an eating disorder, so you may find some scenes triggering or distressing.

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