Group MANTRA for Eating Disorders Shared Learning webinar

Event details


September 29


12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Do you work in Eating Disorder services? Join us to learn about the adaptation of the Anorexia Nervosa treatment – MANTRA in group settings.

Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) typically struggle in social and emotional contexts. One leading NICE recommended treatment approach to support management of emotions is MANTRA - The Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults.

There is growing interest in understanding whether MANTRA can be effectively adapted and delivered in a group context, to provide opportunities for individuals to practice experiencing and managing emotions amongst others in a group setting.

Delegates will hear from experts who successfully piloted and now deliver MANTRA in group settings. The webinar will:

• Share emerging evidence demonstrating how MANTRA treatment delivery can be translated into an integrated group-based model, drawing on theories of emotion regulation in context, dramatherapy methods and experiential treatments such as schema therapy.

• Provide experiential examples within the session to demonstrate ‘real life’ aspects of a group MANTRA session

• Provide guidance on how Group MANTRA complements the Anorexia Nervosa treatment plan and its current limitations

• Include a panel discussion: delegates are encouraged to submit questions prior to the webinar to be answered and discussed at the event

Guest speakers include:

• Mary Franklin-Smith, Dramatherapist and Innate Health Coach, Connect

• Helen Startup, Clinical Psychologist, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust

Professor Ulrike Schmidt (Professor of Eating Disorders, Kings College London & Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) and Dannielle Glennon (Clinical Lead and FREED National Co- Lead, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) will join the Q&A panel discussion.

Recommended pre-webinar reading:

The Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA): a feasibility case series of an integrated group based approach | Journal of Eating Disorders | Full Text (

If you would like any further information or would like to submit a question, please email

Please note that this webinar will be recorded and distributed to all who sign up.