Disordered Eating and autism related food issues
What is the event?
In this session the trainer, Jenny Langley, will provide an update on eating disorders and disordered eating patterns among the youth of today, including acknowledgement of common autism related eating issues. Jenny will provide an update of what we know about autism and eating disorders and what the latest research has found. In addition, Jenny will provide practical tips on how parents can deal with their own anxiety and their loved one’s anxiety when emotions are running high because of food related issues.
About the trainer Jenny is a Chartered Accountant, an author and a mental health expert, as well as a mum with six children age between 16 and 30 and loves the challenges and chaos that they bring into her busy home. When it all gets to much she goes running.
When her eldest son recovered from anorexia over ten years ago Jenny left her City job behind and has since focused her attention on raising awareness of mental health and emotional resilience of young people and has a special interest in prevention, early intervention and crisis management in the school environment which she does through her involvement with the Charlie Waller Trust.
Jenny also supports families affected by eating disorders and teaches carers skills that can help to create a supportive environment within the family setting, based on the techniques used at the Maudsley. Jenny has written two books, Boys Get Anorexia Too and The New Maudsley Training Manual and has several more in process.
Jenny won the Beat Volunteer Recognition Award in 2014 for Outstanding Service to Education and Awareness which was presented at the House of Commons and the 2016 Royal College of Psychiatrists Award for Carer Contributor of the Year.
Jenny is not a doctor, counsellor or medical expert, but over the past ten years she has worked closely with the Maudsley as well as several mental health charities and has built up a great deal of expertise, participated in several research programmes and helped develop and pilot a range of courses for use in schools and the general community setting.
Her mantra is “Look forward not back, and never give up hope”
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