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Jen’s Workshops

I offer a programme of eating disorder workshops to support young people, parents, teachers and sporting organisations. Find the workshop you need and book with JenUp today.

One of the the things that drove me to create JenUp was a desire to educate a wide range of audiences about eating disorders – partly, to bring about early prevention, and partly to create a fuller, more holistic understanding about wellbeing.

Apart from delivering talks, I knew I wanted to run workshops – so there could be greater scope for interaction, for answering questions, and for deepening my own understanding of what will be most valuable to young people, teachers and parents… so I can further develop what we offer through JenUp, and spread some much-needed wisdom in different corners of the community.

While each workshop has been designed with a particular audience in mind, please know that each can also be adapted. (For example, a workshop for young people can be tailored for parents or teachers.)

Teachers

Staff training on eating disorders

For: teachers and other school staff

The aim of our training is to support the staff at your school with prevention training to staff on eating disorders and early intervention. In this training session your staff will be able to increase their understanding and ability to respond to at risk students. Some of the themes covered in our program include:

  • Identifying different types of eating disorders and disordered eating, and how these issues develop
  • To identify how to spot the early signs of an eating disorder and how to respond
  • Knowing how to approach a student of concern, alongside strategies for successful intervention
  • To realise the importance of adults in the mix
“Really informative training, we now have a better understanding of eating disorders and how to respond”

School counsellor

“I like that it covered practical as well as theoretical elements, and gave us a chance to verbalise our thoughts even if they weren’t framed as questions, but it still allowed us to receive the necessary feedback on what we were thinking”

School counsellor

Session length: 60 minutes or 90 minutes

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How to support students with eating disorders in recovery?

Some themes covered:

  • How to support students in recovery from an eating disorder
  • Explore what to say and what not to say to a student in recovery from an eating disorder
  • Exploring different strategies to ensure the student doesn’t fall behind in their studies
  • How to support students who need to be monitored during lunch hours

Session length: 1 hour

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How to be perfectly imperfect (“It’s okay to be real”)

For: young people aged 13-18 years

This workshop is aimed at 13-18 years olds and is designed to help students increase their overall self-esteem, to identify the impact of perfectionism on mental health, and to accept failure and also to see the potential for growth in so-called ‘failure’. We also look at how to improve overall emotional resilience.

This session is help by Jenny Tomei (Qualified Eating Disorder Coach NCFED and Nutritional Therapist along with Becky Stone (Qualified Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, BCAP Life Coach with a specialism in working with adolescents (BACP, NCFED, Accredited NCS).

Session length: 1 hour

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Eating Disorder

Parents

How to support your child’s relationship with food, exercise and body image?

For: parents

This workshop is aimed at parents and the overall aim is to empower parents to feel confident in talking to their child about body image and food. Also to recognise the influence of social media on body image and eating habits. Some other key themes include:

  • Recognising how important nutrition is to all aspects of health and wellbeing including mental health
  • To identify the spectrum of behaviours from healthy to unhealthy, to disordered eating through to eating disorders
  • To realise the power of role modelling positive body image and healthy behaviours.

This session is help by Jenny Tomei (Qualified Eating Disorder Coach NCFED and Nutritional Therapist along with Becky Stone (Qualified Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, BCAP Life Coach with a specialism in working with adolescents (BACP, NCFED, Accredited NCS).

Session length: 90 minutes

ENQUIRE HERE

Supporting Child

How To Support Your Children With Eating Disorders In Recovery

For: parents

Some themes covered:

  • Understanding the recovery process from an eating disorder
  • Exploring what to say and what not to say to someone in recovery from an eating disorder
  • Exploring supportive language
  • How to support your child in recovery from an eating disorder

Session length: 1 hour

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JenUp Staff training

Students

Jenny’s Tomei’s recovery story from Anorexia: Awareness talk

For: students

Jenny Tomei is a Nutritional Therapist, Eating Disorder Coach and Personal Trainer. Jenny suffered with Anorexia for over 6 years and now her passion is to help educate teachers, parents and students on how to spot the early signs of an eating disorder, and most importantly to enable students to feel empowered to do something about it. Jenny will speak about her recovery journey, and how she managed to overcome her challenges.

“Jenny is a great communicator and very relatable”

Chief of staff support at Metropolitan Police

“Great to have a speaker with a lived experience but also with the expertise to talk about the topic.”

Teacher

Session length: 45mins – 1 hour

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Jenny Tomei Recovery Story

Let your body be itself

For: young people aged 13-18 years

This workshop has been created for those aged 13-18 years, its aim being to help students to understand how important nutrition is to all aspects of health, and wellbeing, including mental health. Our workshop will empower students to seek help for themselves and for others. Some of the themes covered include:

  • Identifying different types of eating, along with disordered eating
  • Risk factors of dieting
  • Challenging cultural ideals on social media
  • How to support body positivity
  • Exploring your own relationships with food and exercise
“I’ve learnt not to compare myself to others, and that we are all unique”

Student

“I’ve learnt how to fuel my body, and have a better understanding of different types of eating”

Student

“I now know how to spot an eating disorder, and help a friend who may be struggling”

Student

Session length: 1 hour

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Universities

Staff training on eating disorders

For: university staff members and teachers

The aim of our training is to support the staff at your school/university with prevention training to staff on eating disorders and early intervention. In this training session your staff will be able to increase their understanding and ability to respond to at risk students. Some of the themes covered in our program include:

  • Identifying different types of eating disorders and disordered eating, and how these issues develop
  • To identify how to spot the early signs of an eating disorder and how to respond
  • Knowing how to approach a student of concern, alongside strategies for successful intervention
  • To realise the importance of adults in the mix

Session length: 1 hour or 90 minutes

ENQUIRE HERE

Dance and Performing Arts

Fuel to perform

This workshop is created for all age group from age 13 upwards, and the aim is to help students to gain a better understanding of how to fuel their body for performance. Also to understand the side effects of under-eating and over-exercising on the body. Some themes covered in this workshop include:

  • How to eat for performance
  • What is the difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating?
  • The side effects of under-eating and over-training on our general health and performance (my own story)
  • What is RED-S? (Relative Energy Deficit Syndrome)
  • What is orthorexia?
  • Strategies for improving body image and reducing body comparisons
  • Perfectionism and disordered eating

Session length: 1 hour

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