EDV’s Carer Coaching Program is a structured, eight-week program designed to get families off to a good start in supporting their young person’s recovery from a restrictive eating disorder.
The program was developed by EDV as an innovative response to the increase in young people needing eating disorder treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program activates families to effectively care for their young person while they are waiting to enter formal Family Based Treatment.
Participants in the program are primary care givers (usually parents) of someone aged 18 or under. Their loved one is currently on a waitlist for treatment, usually at a CAMHS or CYMHS service. Participants attend up to eight weekly online sessions prior to commencing treatment with their specialist clinical team. These sessions will run for 60 minutes and carers will leave feeling more empowered and confident in their caring role.