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Join us for a 2-hour intensive course on "Domestic Abuse and Eating Disorders," featuring leading expert Mel Cavuccio. This critical session aims to provide a deep dive into the intersectionality of domestic abuse and eating disorders, a topic of paramount importance in both clinical and social work settings.


In this workshop, we’ll explore the links between abusive relationships and disordered eating, eating distress, eating disorders and body shame.


For many people affected by abusive relationships, disordered eating may be a way of coping, but perpetrators may also use food, weight and body shame to control.


Mel works in both domestic abuse and eating disorders services, and has been exploring the many links and nuances between disordered eating and domestic abuse, as well as body image, body shaming and weight stigma. Mel works with perpetrators of abuse, so this workshop will explore links with disordered eating for both victim/survivors of domestic abuse and perpetrators, as well as children and young people growing up around abuse.


No prior knowledge is needed of domestic abuse or disordered eating as this will be an introduction to learning about both and ways they intersect.



This course is an invaluable resource for mental health professionals, social workers, counselors, and anyone interested in advancing their understanding and ability to assist individuals at the intersection of domestic abuse and eating disorders.


Who Should Attend:

  • Mental health professionals
  • Healthcare providers
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Individuals interested in promoting healthy body image and addressing disordered eating issues


Date: Wednesday 5 June 2024

Time: 10am-12pm (2 hours total)

Location: Online via Zoom



Mel Ciavucco – Integrative Counsellor




If you have any questions about the course content or entry requirments, please contact or call 01892 546773


Domestic Abuse and Eating Disorders

  • Mel Ciavucco – Integrative Counsellor


  • Wednesday 05.06.2024 10am-12pm



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