VRA Irish Network: Bodywhys, who we are and what we do

DATE / TIME 09/06/2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


All those working within vocational rehabilitation on the island of Ireland or with links to Irish VR are welcome to join us for our network meeting as are visitors from further afield.

Bodywhys provides support, information and understanding to people affected by eating disorders in Ireland. In this talk, Harriet Parsons will outline the work of Bodywhys, how to understand what an eating disorder is, and ensure that participants know where to go to access information, skills and support.

Our speaker

Harriet Parsons is a fully accredited psychotherapist. Harriet joined BODYWHYS: The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland in 2005, and has worked with the organisation ever since. Currently Harriet is the Training and Development Manager, working to provide the support component by Bodywhys to the HSE National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders.

In addition to this, Harriet gives frequent training to many professional groups, GPs, psychiatrists, youth workers, foster carers, social care workers and other allied health professionals.

Harriet also regularly lectures at 3rd level on the subject of eating disorders in UCD, UCC, TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery. Harriet is also a regular media spokesperson on the subject of eating disorders for the organisation

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