Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender. As the number of hospital admissions for eating disorders has more than doubled in England over the past ten years, according to a 2022 report from NHS Digital, it is now more essential than ever to ensure high-quality, efficient care and support for those in need. Through sharing best practice, practitioners can build upon existing successes and develop new strategies to provide wrap-around care and better support individuals with eating disorders to improve their health outcomes and ensure timely recoveries.

·       An estimated 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder, according to BEAT Eating Disorders

·       Over 75% of girls ages 17-23 screened positive for a possible eating disorder, while just over 45% of boys in the same age group screened positive, according to a 2022 report from NHS Digital

·       In Q2 2022/2023 80% of children and young people with an eating disorder were able to access timely treatment, according to a 2023 NHS England report


Join us at Tackling Eating Disorders: Providing Early Intervention and Wrap-Around Support Services to hear the latest updates, guidance, and recommendations for tackling eating disorders in the UK. Engage with a series of best practice case studies on creating effective recovery pathways, providing personalised care, and improving awareness for eating disorders in local communities. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss challenges you have faced in working across agencies to support patients with eating disorders.


Why Attend:
 Hear high-level keynotes on the latest guidance and strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with eating disorders through early intervention
 Gain practical insights into effective signposting support services and encouraging self-directed recovery for patients
 Engage with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss strategies for working in joining up services to take down eating disorders
 Gain 4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Kevin Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, First Steps ED (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Improving Outcomes for Eating Disorder Patients Through Early Intervention

    • Addressing the barriers to early intervention to improve outcomes and accelerating recovery for patients with eating disorders
    • Strategies for encouraging and empowering individuals with eating disorders to seek help sooner rather than later
    • Raising public awareness on the early signs of eating disorders and signposting help to increase community understanding
    • Practical advice for equipping family and friends with essential skills and advice to help loved ones recover

    Simon Brown, Chairman, Personalised Eating Disorder Support – PEDS, Co-Chairman, East of England Clinical Network for Eating Disorders (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Conversations with Individuals Who Have Attended an ED Self Help Group

    Sue Dixon, PhD Researcher, University of Hertfordshire (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Engaging with Marginalised Groups to Co-Produce Inclusive Eating Disorder Prevention Strategies

    • Outlining the current state of eating disorder prevention policy initiatives in the UK to understand how inclusivity can be improved
    • Sharing PhD study findings on ensuring narratives around body image and preventative interventions from the perspectives of South Asian women and girls, and the clinicians who support them
    • Advancing mental health equalities by using co-production and involvement to incorporate marginalised groups’ experiences into eating disorder intervention design
    • Insights into co-producing a cultural adaptation of an eating disorder prevention intervention scheme (‘The Body Project’)

    Hannah Lewis, PhD Researcher, Queen Mary University of London (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Comfort Break 

  • Breakout Networking: Joining Up Services to Tackle Eating Disorders and Provide Wrap-Around Support

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in coordinating services and collaborating across agencies to provide holistic care for patients with eating disorders. We encourage you to share how you are currently working in partnership with local organisations to provide a wide range of services that meet the unique needs of individual service users. Take this time to share your experiences and network with senior colleagues.

  • Case Study: Taking a Person-Centred Approach to Eating Disorder Treatment

    Faye Yuill, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Adult Eating Disorder Service), Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Creating Robust Pathways to Recovery for Eating Disorder Patients

    Layla Hamadi, Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Partnership Working to Tackle Eating Disorders in Children and Young People

    • Ensuring a wide range of diverse treatment and intervention services to ensure the unique needs of patients can be met
    • Providing education and training in schools to increase awareness and promote early identification of eating disorders
    • Insights from TRIANGLE: utilising online, guided self-help interventions for young people, parents, and carers
    • Practical tips for ensuring effective discharges and transitions between services for patients

    Nicola Hill, Clinical Team Manager, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will work in health and social care.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £235 +VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £235 +VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £425 +VAT+VAT