21 November 2018 - 22 November 2018
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Eating Disorders: Support for the Frontline Conference

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by BEAT Eating Disorders

After a sold out first conference in 2017, Beat are delighted to announce “Eating Disorders: Support for the Frontline” will return to Birmingham this November!

Family members, students, and those working on the front line will have the chance to hear from experts by both profession and experience, and discuss and share practical skills, whether they are looking after a loved one or working with patients.

Why Frontline?

  • Hear from leading experts about the latest insights from clinical practice and research.
  • Listen to those with personal experience of eating disorders talk openly about their struggles and the important lessons they’ve learned.
  • Meet and network with others who work with patients every day and those who care for loved ones.
  • We’ll also be holding a fantastic range of breakout sessions, allowing delegates to tailor their time at the conference to their needs and experiences. These will include detailed sessions on anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.

Tickets are expected to sell fast, so don’t delay! And we’ll have more updates very soon, so don’t forget to keep an eye on this page, or sign up to get all the latest straight to your inbox.


Ticket Prices

Prices vary according to the type of delegate you are. We have tickets for carers & students at £75. Please see full booking form for details.

Proof of student status will need to be supplied. Please send to conferences@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Registration closes 22-11-2018

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on conferences@beateatingdisorders.org.uk or call 01275 266003.


We are excited to announce that the programme agenda for ‘Eating Disorders: Support for the Frontline’ 2018 has been confirmed, and this year the conference will feature workshop sessions across both days.

Wednesday 21 November

09:15 – 09:45 Welcome & Introduction
>Andrew Radford, Chief Executive, Beat
09:45 – 10:45 Empowering carers
> Janet Treasure OBE
10:45 –  11:30 How carers avoid burnout and thrive. Wisdom and hope from the front line
> Eva Musby
Tea & Coffee
12:00 – 13:00 How to support a child to eat at home
> Eva Musby
Transitions between children and young people
and adult services
> Nicola Brewin & Jackie Wales
Supporting an adult with an eating disorder
> Abigail Cardwell
14:00 – 15:00 Beat Ambassadors giving their top tips for those supporting someone with an eating disorder
> Beat Ambassadors
15:00 – 15:30 Do we need to think about co-dependency? A carer’s perspective
> Veronica Kamerling
Tea & Coffee
16:00 – 16:45 Common co-morbidities: Autism; OCD; Personality Disorders
> Andrea Brown
16:45 –  17:30 Ask the professionals panel Q&A

Thursday 22 November
See link for full programme


*Please note registration will open from 8:30am – 09.10am on both days.

*Please note that delegates will need to book onto the workshops of their choice at time of booking onto the conference. If you do not reserve your place, you will not be guaranteed entry to your preferred workshops.

*The conference organisers (Beat) reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the conference agenda or programme. 

The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

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From 21 November 2018 at 8:30 am
to 22 November 2018 at 5:30 pm


The Studio
7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP, UK

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BEAT Eating Disorders


01275 266003



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