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Food for Thought

If you're caught up in problematic patterns of eating, this five-week online course could help

Food for Thought is a practical, supportive course to help with disordered eating - whether that's overeating, undereating, eating according to strict rules, doing excessive exercise or using food to manage difficult emotions.

Across five one-hour sessions on Microsoft Teams, we'll use theory and techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you understand cycles of behaviour that keep us stuck, and explore practical ideas to help make lasting change.

Key topics:

  • 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.
  • Healthier ways of managing complex emotions.

Food for Thought is not group therapy; we don’t expect you to share beyond what is comfortable.

Who it's for

Food for Thought is for students with disordered eating. It is not for those with a diagnosed eating disorder or those who have received previous treatment for an eating disorder. If that's the case for you, please book an appointment with the Wellbeing Service to talk through other ways we can help.



We have finished running this course for the 2022-23 academic year. We plan to run it again shortly after the start of the 2023-24 year. Once we know dates, we will update this page. You can use the link below to register your interest in taking part in the course the next time we run it.

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