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Eating Disorders Training

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, September 02, 2018 -

An estimated 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. These serious mental illnesses devastate both the lives of those suffering and those supporting them. The sooner someone receives support for an eating disorder the better their chance of a full, sustained recovery. Beat are delivering Early Intervention: Spotting the Signs training for secondary school professionals across the country. By attending our free training session, delivered by one of our expert clinical trainers, you will be able to spot the signs in your students and learn how to support them effectively as well as gain access to our exclusive professional support services.


This is the list of training dates confirmed so far:


Yorkshire –


Bradford 16th October 2018 Life Centre, Wapping Road, Bradford, BD3 0E
Leeds 17th October 2018 St George’s Centre, 60 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL
Huddersfield 18th October 2018 Creative & Media Studio School, Netherhall Learning Campus, Rawthorpe Terrace, Huddersfield, HD5 9NY
Sheffield 23rd October 2018 The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW
Doncaster 25th October 2018 Armthorpe Academy, Mere Lane, Armthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 2DA
Leeds 8th November 2018 Shine Conference Centre, Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HS
Rotherham 8th November 2018 YMCA White Rose, Myplace Rotherham, S65 1PH
Hull 13th November 2018 Malet Lambert High School, James Reckitt Avenue, Hull, HU8 0JD
York 15th November 2018 Fulford School, Fulfordgate, Fulford, York, YO10 4FY
Sheffield 20th November 2018 Notre Dame High School, Fulwood Road, Sheffield, S10 3BT
Bradford 22nd November 2018

Thornbury Centre, 79 Leeds Old Road, Bradford, BD3 8JX

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Training Nutrition for School Nurses Provided from March – Burdett Trust for Nursing

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School Nursing Young People's Nutritional Health Champion Training

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 -

Launch of New School Nursing Champion Training

Do you want be a School nurse champion in young people’s nutritional health?


Then this one day training is for you. It will give you the knowledge, tools and confidence to train your school nursing workforce and lead this important area of public health practice

When: 22nd March 2017, 9.00 – 4. 30 pm

Where: Wakefield Town Hall (“The Old Court Room”) Wood Street, Wakefield WF1 2HQ

(Refreshments provided)


Key topics include: Nutritional information for young people; feedback from the evidence base what works; assessment; management and referral of young people, tools to support practice.


This is on a first come basis - to register your interest to attend please email

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Measuring And Monitoring Children And Young Peoples Mental Wellbeing

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, January 08, 2017 -

The Anna Freud Learning Network is hosting a series of free, regional workshops to help schools and those working with them to measure and monitor the mental wellbeing of children and young people. The workshops will be delivered from January to March 2017 across England.

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Media Smart - Body Image Resources

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, January 08, 2017 -

Research shows that over half of girls and a quarter of boys think their peers have body image problems. So now more than ever, it is important that pupils are media literate and able to navigate the world of commercial messaging. Help them to better understand advertising and its influence with our film-based classroom resource for pupils aged 9 to 11 which will tackle the sensitive issues related to body image.


Supported by the Government Equalities Office and accredited by the PSHE Association, the resources are designed to build pupils’ emotional resilience as they learn to engage deeper with the messages and methods of advertising. These high-quality resources were created by leading independent experts and will support you in teaching engaging and interactive lessons with key curriculum links to PSHE. ?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=edcoms&utm_campaign=july2016_PSHE_edcoms&utm_content=resources

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0-19 Continuing Development Portfolio - The Academy of Fabulous Stuff

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, December 20, 2016 -   Read More

AllergyWise Anaphylaxis Online Training For Healthcare Professionals

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, November 27, 2016 -

As a school or community nurse first aid trainer or nursery team leader, you need to know all about anaphylaxis and severe allergies, the most common allergens, potential for exposure and how to manage these risks in school, early years and other community settings where severely allergic children and young people are cared for. You need vital information on emergency treatment, as well as longer term care and medications. You also need to know how to set up individual healthcare management plans and teach other school, nursery and care staff members what they need to know to ensure children in their care are safe.

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Launch Of The SAPHNA Young Peoples Nutritional Health Champion Training

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, November 27, 2016 -

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Launch of ASQ:SE-2 E-Learning

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 -

The ASQ:SE-2 e-learning tool developed by Health Education England, the Department of Health, e-Learning for Healthcare and the University of Hertfordshire is now available here:

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Few Places Remaining! Book Your Place Now - School Nurse Leadership 2-Day Course

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 -

Leadership for School Nurses:   Read More

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