Join your communication, public relations, marketing and health promotions colleagues from mental health, public health and education, to learn practical skills about communicating about eating disorders.
Eating disorders may or may not play a role in your day-to-day communication programs and campaigns. Raising your awareness of eating disorders and how to contextualise these illnesses in your communication programs and information dissemination strategies is a focus of these workshops.
A significant amount of health and ‘lifestyle’ promotion and communication has a negative impact on people living with eating disorders. These activities can be triggering and contributing to behaviours and neuropsychological factors of an eating disorder. Health communication and promotion plays an effective role in mitigating these adverse effects – it is critical to reversing Australia’s increasing eating disorders prevalence, now at 1 million.
The workshops will enhance your understanding of evidence-based information, and help you to incorporate this into current health and mental health communication programs and resources.
You will learn to:
Consider eating disorders symptoms, behaviours and triggers when assessing current programs and campaigns
Communicate safely and be aware of the intersections and unintended consequences of current health communication and promotion
Include eating disorders information and help seeking into current programs
Identify the impacts current media and communication campaigns have on vulnerable and at-risk people
Incorporate lived experience voices safely and authentically
Work with eating disorders consumer and carer groups
Build networks and identify opportunities to collaborate around awareness strategies and activities, including existing Butterfly Foundation campaigns, and other health and mental health promotions
Who should attend
All communication, marketing, media, campaign and health promotion professionals from non-government and government organisations working in the areas of health, mental health, education and youth.
The all-day workshop if FREE. You are responsible for your travel and accommodation, as required. All catering is provided – please indicate any special dietary needs when booking.
BOOKINGS: Essential for numbers, each workshop can only hold 65 people.
BRING YOUR DEVICES - WORKSHOP MATERIALS WILL BE DOWNLOADABLE FROM A DROPBOX LINK
30th MAY - Sydney WORKSHOP - Rydges Hotel, 28 Albion street, Surry Hills
31st MAY - Melbourne WORKSHOP - Novotel Collins Street, Melbourne
WANT TO KNOW MORE - Call the Communication team on 02 9212 3888 to speak to Jenny or Bernadette