The aim of this programme is to enable teachers and support staff within schools to talk to children about mental health and explore their knowledge and understanding. It will also convey important messages about how children can learn to take care of their mental health in the way that they learn to take care of physical health.

Children with eating problems rarely approach services themselves, so families, friends and teachers are important in identifying a difficulty and then encouraging the young person to seek help.

(Bailey and Shooter, 2009)