SE-ED Program Aims
- To meet the unique social and emotional needs of the SE-ED client group, through the development of a co-designed, bespoke “suite of services” program.
- Through research, development and delivery of the program, produce evaluation that indicates the effectiveness of the SE-ED program in meeting our client’s needs.
SE-ED Program Goals
- Improved functioning and quality of life for those with a SE-ED, their carers and significant others, through increased engagement with social and emotional connection with self and others.
- Improved self-care and increased hope for future prospects of recovery.
- Increased connection with eating disorder services.
- Those with SE-ED feel heard and engaged with all aspects of program design to decrease sense of alienation and helplessness.
SE-ED Program Structure
The program utilizes a Peer Mentor model, whereby those with lived experience of SE-EDs support participants.
Peer mentors will guide participants through the program as they learn to re-engage in meaningful roles and activities, learn and implement new skills, and navigate community and health systems. The structure of the program will take participants on a journey to engage in meaningful life roles and activities that are tailored to each person.
Participants will identify interests, goals, and their definition of quality of life at the start of the program. The following tools will be used:
- Goal attainment scale
- Quality of Life measure
Workshops and sessions will occur in parallel of each participant’s engagement in interests and goals. Participation will be strongly encouraged by the program facilitators with enough flexibility for participants to be free not to attend sessions that are not relevant to their journey.
To build accountability and responsibility in recovery, participants will have to engage with group facilitators to let them know about attendance or non-attendance.