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rALLY Support Group

The rALLY Support Group is designed for people who are providing family led care for their loved one.

This is likely to include:

  • Families doing Family Based Treatment (FBT)
  • Families / support people who using an approach where they are closely involved in meal preparation, meal support and distress tolerance

The person with the eating disorder may be of any age but more likely to be child/adolescent or young adult.

What does the group involve?

The rALLY Group is designed to educate and support families and support people who are playing an active role in the recovery of someone with an eating disorder.

The sessions will skill up participants in understanding eating disorders, meal support, nutrition, distress tolerance, school/workplace strategies etc. It will also provide time and mechanisms for connection and peer support between participants.

Who will facilitate the groups?

rALLY groups will be facilitated by people who have lived experience of caring for someone with an eating disorder.

When do the groups meet?

Currently the rALLY group is running online on the third Tuesday of each month.

How much does it cost?

rALLY groups are $5 to attend. Free for EDV and Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA) members.

rALLY Support Group

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Renew Support Group

The Renew group is designed for people who are caring for an independent adult, or have been a carer for some time.

Who is the group suitable for?

Families and carers who have been impacted by a loved one with an eating disorder but are not playing an active role in recovery. This is likely to be family, friends, support people of adults with enduring eating disorders. 

What does the group involve?

The group will provide nourishing and supportive environment for participants. The focus of the group will be on self-care for the individual impacted by caring for a loved one with an eating disorder.

Who will facilitate the groups?

Renew groups will be facilitated by people who have lived experience of caring for someone with an eating disorder.

How much does it cost?

Renew groups are $5 to attend. Free for EDV and Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA) members.

*Please note that the Renew Support Group will be commencing in second half of 2020

STRIVE Support Groups

strive Groups are run by our friends at Eating Disorders Families Australia. 

strive carer support groups:

  • Provide a safe, supportive place for carers to meet each month in a semi-structured environment which allows for both knowledge sharing and peer support
  • Provide information and resources to assist parents and carers to understand eating disorders and their integral role in recovery
  • Encourage empowerment of carers in their role in the recovery of the person with the eating disorder.
  • Are run by trained volunteer carers, for carers.

Attendees will be asked to join EDFA for a $25 annual family membership.

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