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Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a four-week online workshop for students struggling with problematic patterns of eating.

Problematic patterns of eating could include living according to strict rules, overeating, undereating and excessive exercise, or using food to manage difficult emotions.

We’ll use theory and techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy to better understand cycles of unhelpful behaviour that keep us stuck, and explore practical ideas to help you make lasting, meaningful change.

Key topics we cover:

  • understanding why our thoughts and behaviours can keep us stuck
  • diets: myth busting and fact checking
  • how to turn rigid rules into flexible guidelines
  • the role of body image, self esteem and perfectionism
  • ideas for managing complex emotions that don’t involve food

This group is psychoeducative in nature rather than group therapy, and we don’t expect you to share beyond what is comfortable. Opportunity for between-session check-ins is available.

Who is it for

The workshop is designed for students with disordered eating. It is not suitable for those with a diagnosed Eating Disorder or those who have received previous treatment for an Eating Disorder. To discuss alternative options for support please arrange an initial consultation with the Wellbeing Service.

Dates and times

This course will be running again October 2021.

Register your interest

If you think the workshop could be helpful for you please email us using the address below. We'll get in touch with you once we have announced dates of the course.