MGEDT National Conference 2017

Thank-you to everyone who spoke and attended our second National Conference on 17th November at our home city of Brighton.


Speakers included an introduction by Debbie Roche (Chair), Sam Thomas (Founder & Director), Natasha Devon MBE (Author & spokesperson) as keynote, Dr Rob Willson (Therapist & Chair of The Body Dysmorphic Foundation),  Danny Bowman (Mental Health Campaigner for Parliament Street & Founder of Bowman Foundation),James Downs (Eating Disorder & Mental Health Advocate), Jenny Langley (Author of Boys Get Anorexia Too & Trainer for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust), Maggie Morgan and Chris Podszus (Director of Communications & Stakeholder Engagement & Policy, Public Affairs and Research Officer at Fixers on Wellcome Trust funded ‘Feel Happy Fix) and Sam and Lynn Crilly (Author of Hope With Eating Disorders) introducing new schools film. Hosted by our lovely Dave Chawner (Ambassador).

Workshops so far included yoga and recovery by James Downs, Self-esteem and recovery by As You Are Centre and exercise and benefits of sport in recovery by Norweigian Sports of Sciences.


Our chosen theme for the second conference was ‘Exploring Body Dissatisfaction in Men and Improving Their Self-esteem.’

Who should attend

Professionals from across all sectors were invited to attend the conference including:

• Counsellors                                                          • Physiotherapists
• Dieticians                                                             • Psychiatrists
• Family Therapists                                                • Psychologists
• Family Physicians                                                • Social workers
• Nurses                                                                 • Self help group facilitators
• General Practitioners                                          • Trainees
• Occupational Therapists                                     • Teachers
• Paediatricians                                                      • Youth workers
• Peer Supporters

The conference is also suitable for others in a supporting role including students volunteers and carers.


The venue is the Brighthelm Centre and address is North Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD.

Booking & Enquiries

For more information, enquires and to book your place please email

To download the MGEDT conference poster go our downloads section here

To download the Agenda and Speakers Bio, follow the link below:

MGEDT Conference Agenda

MGEDT Conference Speakers Bio

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