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Tuesdays - Feb 21st to Mar 28th, Follow up session May 9th
6.00pm –8.00pm
BETRS, Rear of 104 Studley Park Road, Kew
Philippa Harrison – Senior Clinician; Terrill Bruere – Dietician
9231 5700

Austin Health and St Vincent's Hospital present Building Hope

Building Hope, also known as the Collaborative Care Skills Training workshop (CCSW) has been developed by Professor Janet Treasure and her colleagues at the King's College London Maudsley Hospital.

The workshop comprises 7 two-hour sessions for carers (parents, partners) of a loved one with an eating disorder.

Ultimately, the aim of the workshop is to give you hope that you can make a difference and help your loved one.

The program aims to:

  • build understanding of the impacts of eating disorders on your loved one's daily life and their ability to process information and interact with you
  • increase awareness of your style of communication and identify areas where you may be able to modify your interactions with them
  • provide you with skills to assist you promote change in your loved one
  • increase your confidence that you can support your loved one through recovery
  • highlight and identify self-care opportunities
  • teach you new and useful communication skills

Requirements: This workshop is open to people residing in the Northern/ Eastern/ Hume regions.

Registration: To register for the program please call Philippa or Terrill on 9231 5700. Participants are screened in a short phone interview to ensure this program best meets their needs.

Required pre-reading
: "Skills Based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder" by Professor Janet Treasure et al. The program is based on Professor Treasure's research on the motivational style of treatment of people with an eating disorder.  Purchase via Booktopia here or you can borrow it from the EDV Library.



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