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Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018

The dates for Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) 2018 are February 26th – March 4th.


What’s happening? Main Activities.

Note – activities are subject to weather conditions/Storm Emma. Support services update here.

Friday, February 23rd – Third Irish National Eating Disorders Conference – Dublin

Saturday & Sunday, February 24th/25th – New Maudsley Training, Family/Carers’ Workshop – Dublin

Limerick and Tipperary PilaR programmes are now postponed until Thursday, March 8th due to weather conditions.

Thursday, March 8th – Free Bodywhys PiLaR programme for family members – Limerick

Thursday, March 8th – Free Bodywhys PiLaR programme for family members – Clonmel, Tipperary

Thursday, March 1st – Pauline Moloney, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Cabra Community Mental Health Team – Free talk on understanding eating disorders, 5-6pm. Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7. D07 AYW1.

All week – Information stand – St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4.

Youth Development Activities

Monday 26th: Commencing the pilot phase of the new Bodywhys #MoreThanASelfie programme in St Macartan’s Seondary School, Co. Monaghan. The Bodywhys #MoreThanASelfie programme is an online resource which includes lesson plans and materials for teachers to use. This progranme has been designed for use with junior cycle students to improve body image and promote positive mental health, complementing the SPHE modules for junior cycle.

Tuesday 27th: Speaking to students in Templecarrig School, Greystones.

Wednesday 28th: Speaking to students in Dunboyne Community College.

Thursday 1st March: Speaking to students in Colaiste Mhuire, Ennis, Co. Clare.

Friday 2nd March: Speaking to students in St Attracta’s Community School, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.