Professional Community Services

Workshops for Young People – (Download Education Programs Flyer)

Drawing from my considerable experience in workshop development in the prevention of eating disorder s, I have developed and regularly deliver workshops for young people that aim to provide them with tools and strategies to help them develop greater resilience, as well as being fun.

School Programs are based on the following concepts (according to age appropriateness), with the objective to helping young people develop and/or improve resilience by focusing on the following:

  • Self-acceptance, self-worth and self-value
  • Body Image
  • Media Literacy and
  • Communication and Language

Programs are suitable for boys and girls in Years 3–12, are all evidence based and are 45-90 minutes in duration, enabling them to easily fit into most school class sessions or double period classes.

All programs are age-appropriate, interactive with interesting and relevant multi-media clips while promoting and encouraging student participation through thought-provoking discussion and activities.

To enable access to these workshops for people in rural communities or who are unable to attend in person, Paula provides these in webinar workshop format.

Workshops for Parents – (Download Parent workshops info doc)

For change to be possible, it is critical that education around body image be implemented in a systematic way.  This is why I have developed and deliver workshops for parents, to support them to support their young people with these types of issues.

Workshops for Allied Health Professionals-  (Download Professional workshops info doc)

I have developed a suite of evidence-based workshops ranging in duration from 1.5 – 6 hours top assist allied health professionals, or professionals working with young people to better understand eating issues, eating and body image issues.  These workshops are suitable for professionals in disciplines ranging from GP’s, psychiatrists, psychologists, school counselors, teachers, boarding school staff, scout and girl guides leaders, social workers, mental health counselors etc.  The objectives of these workshops include:

  1. Identification and differentiation between negative body image, disordered eating and eating disorders
  2. Recognition of risky behaviours and other warning signs in young people
  3. Understanding of the importance of prevention and early intervention
  4. Provision of strategies for prevention and early intervention

Public/keynote speaker for conferences, workshops etc. –  (Download Public Speaking info doc)

I am a highly qualified and experienced speaker on the topics of Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and Body Image issues.  Paula has spoken at numerous events and conferences on these subjects for allied health professionals including general practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, dentists, social workers, mental health counselors etc.  These events may range in duration from 45 mins to 2 hours.