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Developing Dolphins - free online training course for carers of people affected by eating disorders



Developing Dolphins is a free online training course for anyone caring in a personal capacity for someone with disordered eating, based on the principles of the New Maudsley method developed by leading expert Professor Janet Treasure. Learning online over five weekday evenings or Saturday mornings, you’ll find out more about eating disorders, gain an understanding of the driving forces behind them, and learn some techniques to help your loved one in recovery and look after your own wellbeing. Developing Dolphins is delivered by clinicians who work directly with people with eating disorders. This course is kindly funded by the Department of Health's NI Carers' Support Fund, through the Community Foundation.

How much time will I need to commit?
There are five workshops in total, which run weekly for two-and-a-half hours.

What does Developing Dolphins cover?
You should finish the Developing Dolphins course with:

  • An increased understanding of eating disorders and the psychology behind them.
  • Strategies for encouraging recovery, including motivational interviewing, collaborative goal setting, and more.
  • Understanding of how your own behaviour could maintain the eating disorder, and how to avoid this.
  • Tips for taking care of your own wellbeing while your loved one is recovering.

To register and find out more, please visit

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