In the majority of cases, discrimination and stigma is the direct result of a lack of knowledge and understanding. That’s where I am here to help. I am a passionate educator who offers a range of seminars/webinars and workshops that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Whether you are a healthcare provider that is interested in learning about weight inclusive care, an employer looking to address weight based discrimination in the workplace, or an individual who is trying to advocate for themselves in the doctors office, I am here to work with you. Please use the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch.
For healthcare professionals
It is incumbent on us to work in the best interest of our patients, to do no harm, to respect autonomy and to practice fairly and without discrimination. Numerous studies have shown that the majority of healthcare professionals display quite strong anti-fat bias, which impacts the care that they provide.
I provide a number of educational tools and resources for a whole range of healthcare professionals that I can deliver online or in person to groups of any size. I also provide regular workshops alongside my team at Health Professionals Against Weight Stigma for individuals who are looking to address weight stigma as part of their own continuing professional development.
Weight based discrimination has been demonstrated to occur throughout all the phases of the employment cycle. This includes recruitment, progression and promotion, retention, employee relationships and wellbeing, and wage penalties. In the majority of countries including the UK, there is no legal protection for individuals who are being discriminated against based on their size. Research shows that a lack of education in this areas is responsible for weight bias in the workplace.
I have a number of seminars/webinars and workshops that I can deliver to groups of any size either online or in person. They can be tailored to include:
- Addressing the myths surrounding weight and health
- Tackling stereotypes and weight bias
- The various ways that weight stigma impacts the workplace
- The benefits of reducing discrimination and improving the workplace for people who inhabit bigger bodies
If you identify as fat or plus sized, the chances are you are experiencing weight stigma on a regular basis. When it comes to our health, anti-fat bias can be a real barrier to accessing good healthcare. Whilst no one should have to advocate for equal care, the reality is that many of us have no other choice. I have a number of online courses that include a pay-what-you-can option.
If you would like to arrange a session on a specific condition, I am currently able to offer webinars and workshops on the following:
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Women’s health
- Mental health
If you would like me to cover a condition that is not already listed above, please get in touch to discuss.