Responding to Eating and Body Image Disorders in Adolescence
|Event Name||Responding to Eating and Body Image Disorders in Adolescence|
|Start Date||24th Jul 2018 6:00pm|
|End Date||24th Jul 2018 7:00pm|
The Centre for Emotional Health in partnership with North Ryde Rotary* is pleased to present a FREE community information evening for parents, carers, school counsellors, teachers and other mental health professionals on responding to eating and body image disorders in adolescence.
Adolescence is the peak age of onset for eating disorders and body image concerns. If left unaddressed, these difficulties may lead to negative mental and physical health outcomes in later life. This presentation will discuss current research, prevention, and intervention strategies for young people at risk of eating and body image difficulties. Information will focus on comprehensive and up-to-date material for parents and mental health professionals who work with teens.
Date: Tuesday 24 July 2018
About the Presenter
Alexandra Lonergan B.A (Anthropology); B.SocSci(Psych)(Hons); M.ClinPsych (candidate); PhD (candidate)
Alexandra is a Provisional Psychologist undertaking a PhD/Masters of Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University. Her clinical and research interests are in the diverse experience and expression of eating, body image, and weight disturbances. Her PhD forms part of the EveryBody Study, which aims to identify risk factors for eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, and obesity in young people. Alexandra has conducted research in the field of mental health over the past five years, and has presented research findings at national and international conferences. Alexandra’s PhD is supervised by international experts in adolescent mental health and eating psychopathology, Dr Kay Bussey and Dr Deborah Mitchison.
*North Ryde Rotary Fun Run
The North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health is a community event organised by the Rotary Club of North Ryde, with venue partner Macquarie University and local community groups.
The 2018 Fun Run will be held on Sunday 26th August from 9am to 12pm at the Macquarie University Sport Fields, corner of Culloden and Talavera Roads, Macquarie Park.
The proceeds raised go towards funding research into youth mental health through the Australian Rotary Health organisation and to treatment programs through the Centre for Emotional Health.
Check out the details and register to attend: northrydefunrun.com.au