Online Carer Course - Understanding Eating Disorder Recovery May 2020

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Understanding Eating Disorder Recovery May 2020

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Are you supporting someone with an eating disorder?

Are you struggling to communicate and connect with your loved one?

Do you feel like no-one else really understands your experience as a carer?

If so, come and connect with other carers and trained counsellors from The Butterfly Foundation for a FREE 6-week course to learn more about understanding eating disorder recovery!

This six week online education course, based on the work of Janet Treasure in the book 'Skills Based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder', aims to provide carers with the communication and self-care skills required to support their loved one experiencing an eating disorder.

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What are the details of the program?

Who: Carers ONLY.

When: Thursday 14th May - Thursday 18th June (6 Thursday evenings over 6 weeks)

Time: NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS & ACT - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

SA & NT - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

WA - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Cost: Free

How: The program is facilitated through a webinar so a computer or device with internet and audio is required.

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Is this course for me?

Consider if:

  • You have a private, quiet space each Thursday night to complete the course
  • You're available and commited to attend all 6 sessions of the online course
  • General eating disorder education and skills will be helpful for you

If you can't attend we will be running the same program later in 2020, with dates to be confirmed. Email support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au if you would like to go on the Expressions of Interest list.

If you are unsure if this course is right for you, or would like to talk one-on-one to a counsellor about your loved one’s recovery, you are welcome to give us a call on 1800 334 673. We are open 7 days a week, 8am-Midnight..

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What next?

Complete registration through Eventbrite. Your details will be kept anonymously and securely and you will be contacted with more information including how to log in each week.

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FAQs

What type of technology do I need access to, to participate?

You will need a computer or similar device with an internet connection and audio. A mobile phone can also work but is not recommended.

Can my loved one attend the course with me?

It is not recommend that a loved one attend this course with you. We encourage you to find your own time to complete this course in your own space.

Can my partner/other carer attend the course with me?

Absolutely. We encourage parents, partners, and other carers to complete the course together if they would like to.

Who's running the program?

The program will be facilitated by trained eating disorder counsellors from the Butterfly National Helpline. The counsellors regularly work with carers, parents and friends of people with eating disorders, as well as those with a lived experience themselves.

What topics will be covered?

  • Understanding your caring style
  • Connecting with others going through similar experiences
  • Stages of change and motivation
  • Developing new communication skills
  • Managing difficult behaviour
  • Understand more about what's happening for your loved one

It will not cover medical risk or look at specific guidance for individual situations.

What time does this course run in my state?

  • NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS & ACT - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • SA & NT - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • WA - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Will the slides and content be provided?

The slides of each webinar are not able to be provided. A weekly summary sheet with optional homework tasks will be provided a few days after each week's webinar.

I need support right now, who do I contact?

If you need support around your experience as a carer, please contact our Helpline on 1800 334 673 or by sending an email to support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au. We are open 7 days a week from 8am-Midnight.

If you are in crisis please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

If your loved one needs medical support please contact 000 or present at your local emergency department.

I am currently completing a specific treatment program (including Maudsley), is this course right for me?

If you are currently completing a specific individualised treatment program, we encourage you to follow your treatment team's guidance and advice. If you're looking for generalised education and information you are welcome to join this course and adapt the information to suit your specific situation.

This course is not intended to be a replacement for specific, tailored treatment and support for you and your loved one.

I have a different question, who do I contact?

For any questions not answered here, you can contact alyssa.support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

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