Imagine a whole generation knowing how to spot the signs of eating disorders, and how to help.


Before using these classroom resources we highly recommend that you take this short, CPD-certified, eLearning.

Teacher’s Guide

This downloadable Teacher’s Guide contains, all in one document:

  • background briefing on eating disorders.
  • detailed lesson plans utilising the PowerPoint (see below).
  • short ‘Teacher’s Tips’ contextualised within the lessons.
  • worksheets.
  • ideas for a creative extension lesson.
  • signposting for further help.


This downloadable PowerPoint contains, all in one file:

  • slides for the lessons.
  • embedded videos which play within the slides of the PowerPoint.

Technical information. This is a 376Mb PowerPoint ppsx file with mp4 videos embedded (your school’s technical department will be able to ensure it works on your school system).

Build Your Own Lessons

Qualified teachers in bona-fide educational establishments in the UK who find that the media-rich fast-paced lessons above are not suitable for their particular students, are invited to download the worksheets, videos, and editable PowerPoint to build their own lessons, as long as they follow these three stipulations:

  • You must follow pages 9 and 10 of the Beat media guidelines, particularly in regard to avoiding any references to weight (BMI) or inclusion of any images of emaciated body parts.
  • You must ONLY use what you create within your own bona-fide educational establishment.
  • You may not republish what you create in any form whatsoever, without prior approval in writing from Family Mental Wealth.

Download this file containing the worksheets, videos, and editable PowerPoint:

‘Connection’ film used in these lessons

About the developers

These resources were developed by Nick Pollard BSc (Psych) MBPsS FRSA, Carol Pollard BEd, and Dr Elizabeth McNaught MBBS DRCOG in collaboration with PSHE Education and the eating disorder charity Beat. They were empirically evaluated by researchers at the Psychology Department in the University of Southampton.

Dr McNaught and Nick Pollard are co-authors of the Oxford Specialist Handbook on Eating Disorders and so have considerable professional as well as personal knowledge of eating disorders.

We also provide live events

From Risk to Resilience and From Resilience to Recovery are live multi-media presentations led by accredited Family Mental Wealth staff members, and featuring video contributions from academic/clinical experts. They are appropriately tailored for either… students, teachers, or parents/carers.