BrEDS is 3! Welcome to the second newsletter from the British Eating Disorders Society.
BrEDS was created in 2017 to promote communication, collaboration and consensus amongst people working in the field of eating disorders, especially across disciplines, professions, academic and clinical settings and sectors. Since then we have grown our network, become a charity and helped network professionals across the UK.
The workplace forum was started back in May 2017 and we now have over 1300 clinicians registered – over 400 check in at least monthly and over 200 weekly. We hope it is evolving into an extremely useful resource – a way of sharing information and best practice, and connecting to improve care.
In these extremely testing times we are planning a Covid-19 and Eating Disorders webinar this Monday May 18th at 7.30pm.
Also in the newsletter is an update of how to join and access the forum, which has now been made easier to do.
BrEDS is still very much in its infancy. A dedicated group of volunteers are gradually evolving the organisation. All feedback and suggestions are welcome – email contact @ breds.org.uk
Covid-19 and Eating Disorders Webinar
Monday May 18th at 7.30pm UK time
Livestream Channel, BrEDS Workplace
We have organised a webinar to reflect the difficulties that you must be facing at this time. Drs Agnes Ayton and Anthony Winston, both of whom have taken a special interest in the Covid-19 crisis, have agreed to speak to us about Coronavirus and its impact of the eating disorders world on Monday 18th May at 7.30pm. The event will be live streamed via Workplace in the Livestream group. They will both give a brief introduction and then the event will be opened up to questions and discussion from you via the comments section. Dr John Roche will host the event and act as Chair.
We hope that you will be able to join his next Monday evening, but if you can’t, you will be able to view the event in your own time at a later date.
To view this webinar log in to BrEDS workplace through your browser or smartphone/tablet app- you should see that we are broadcasting live. Search for “Covid” and you will find the webinar as well as all other related posts.
We have started a Covid-19 group where you can see important documents and engage in discussion regarding the pandemic.
You might also have seen that several of us have been working on developing a Covid-19 registry for our patients. This is an important opportunity to gather information about how our patients respond to the virus and top attempt to answer some important questions regarding their immunity and response to viral infection. We would be really grateful if your team could participate in the registry, more info available at the webinar and on the event page here
Looking forward to joining you on Monday!
On behalf of the BrEDS Trustees
BrEDS uses Workplace by Facebook – which is a private forum similar in design to Facebook. To register we have asked people to complete the form at breds.org.uk/join submitting a work email (so we can verify you are associated with an eating disorder service). This adds you to this mailing list.
Workplace will now only permit us to add people with non-work emails such as gmail, hotmail, aol etc (not even nhs emails work now!).
If you are not currently enjoying easy access to BrEDS please follow these steps:
1. Send an email to contact @ breds.org.uk from your work email (so we know you are associated with an eating disorder service) with the title “Workplace”
2. In the email give your name and a non-work email (e.g. gmail, hotmail, aol, yahoo etc) – it must not have been used with another workplace forum
3. You will be added to the forum – you will receive an email to your non-work email with instructions on how to login.
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