If you are on the waitlist or unable to join the SE-ED Program, you may be interested in attending EDV’s SE-ED Support Group.
The SE-ED Support Group gives people the opportunity to draw upon the support, experience and skills of others facing similar SE-ED issues. It is an open space to discuss what you are struggling with, reflect on current challenges and discuss coping tools.
How are groups run?
Groups are held online via Zoom and participants are required to register beforehand. Groups are free to attend, thanks to the support of the Victorian Government.
Who runs the groups?
All EDV facilitators have personal lived experience with an eating disorder or have been a carer. Some are working professionally or studying in fields such as counselling, peer support and psychology. You can find profiles of some of the facilitators below.
Do I need to book?
Yes, we require you to book in if you are planning on attending.
We honour your time and the time of our facilitators. If we need to cancel a group for any reason we want to give you as much notice as possible to minimise inconvenience. Support groups do not run if less than four people are booked in, and in that instance, we would contact you to advise that it is not going ahead and offer one-to-one support to you via the EDV Hub.
If you know that you are unable to make a group, please let us know. You can do this by cancelling your booking up to 24 hours before the event or by contacting the SE-ED team at [email protected].
Richard works at Eating Disorders Victoria as a social worker within the Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders (SE-ED) program. Within this program Richard co-facilitates Education workshops, is a peer mentor and provides one-on-one counselling.
Melanie (Mel) is the Coordinator of Eating Disorder Victoria’s Hub service. Within this role, Mel oversees the daily operations of the Hub, manages the Hub volunteer team and provides peer support to the community. Mel is also the REACH support group facilitator.