Proactive Approaches to Supporting Young People with Eating Disorders

Nov 28, 2023

The Principal of Westminster Tutors, Sean Doherty, showcased the institution’s commitment to student wellbeing at the CIFE conference on November 23-24, actively engaging in a talk by Deborah Watson, founder of Wednesday’s Child. The session focused on dispelling misconceptions about eating disorders, underlining the pivotal role schools and colleges play in supporting young people and their families and promoting an ‘it can happen here’ approach for earlier intervention.

Deborah Watson, an esteemed expert, shared valuable insights into the challenges faced by young people dealing with eating disorders, emphasising the urgent need for educational institutions to support mental health actively. Sean’s attendance underscores Westminster Tutors’ dedication to this vital aspect of student life.

The session addressed misconceptions, stressing the importance of creating an open environment in schools and colleges. Watson’s talk outlined practical strategies for effective support, recognising the college’s role in holistic student development. This proactive approach aligns with Westminster Tutors’ ethos, where wellbeing and safeguarding are integral to its educational philosophy.

Parents choosing Westminster Tutors for their children can trust the institution’s comprehensive approach to student development. The leadership’s involvement in conferences like CIFE reflects the college’s dedication to academic excellence and the overall well-being of its students. This commitment is a testament to Westminster Tutors’ unwavering focus on student welfare.

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