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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.


  • Monday 10 October, 10-11am
  • Monday 17 October, 10-11am
  • Monday 24 October, 10-11am
  • Monday 31 October, 10-11am
  • Monday 7 November, 10-11am

Request a place

Use the link below to request a place on the course. We'll get in touch to arrange a short, informal call so we can tell you more about the course and check it's a good option for you.

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