Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group

Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group

Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group

LOCATION

In clinic rooms.

DURATION

Ongoing. Min 8wks commitment for new members.

DAY/ TIME/ START DATE

Wed, 12-1:30pm OR 7-8:30pm

To start when min # participants reached

COST

$49 / 1.5hr group = $392 for min 8wk commitment. Plus initial assessment appointment required for new members.

Pensioner/ health card holder rates available

ED Recovery Support in Sutherland Shire, Sydney

An ongoing, open group for all ages, genders and diagnoses. There is a maximum of 8 members per group, so that everyone has the opportunity to share and contribute each week.

 

Who it's for:

  • Those who are newly diagnosed, and receiving one-on-one treatment from (at least) a psychologist and/ or dietitian
  • OR, those who are stepping down from a day program/ planning to step down from a day program/ wish to join a group closer to home in the Sutherland Shire/ South Sydney in addition to day program
  • OR, those who are further along in their recovery, and looking for support to maintain the progress they've made.

 

Requirements:

  • Must maintain minimum BMI, and consent to sharing of weight data from treatment team if deemed necessary in your initial  assessment.
  • Must remain medically stable while attending group, and give permission for liaison with GP/ treating team to confirm this.
  • Must be engaging with ongoing treatment elsewhere, minimum fortnightly appointments.
    • If you're newly diagnosed, you're welcome to discuss setting up private treatment as well as group suitability in your assessment appointment.
    • If in later stages of recovery maintenance and not needing regular appointments with your healthcare providers, confirmation from treatment team (eg your private psychologist) is required.
  • Initial suitability assessment appointment at our clinic required for all new members.
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 8 weeks with the group.

If you're not sure about your suitability based on the above, you are still encouraged to make an enquiry. We're very happy to chat about how this group might fit in with your stage of recovery and treatment needs!

 

Group format

  • First 30mins- focus on an education topic (see below for topics covered), with discussion about how the topic impacts you/ could be relevant to your recovery
  • Second 60mins- facilitated group discussion about challenges from previous week and focus/ goal for following week. Group members are encouraged to help and support each other to work through challenges and set appropriate goals.

 

Topics the group may cover

Since this is an ongoing group, topics do not have to follow any set order, and can be tailored to the needs/ progress/ interests of the group members. General themes of topics discussed include:

  • Body image and acceptance
  • Nutrition theory, planning effectively to meet your needs, eating out. In later stages of recovery, we may discuss building tolerance of feared foods, or building a flexible approach to eating, for example
  • Movement for enjoyment, rather than for weight control, or as an ED behaviour
  • Unhelpful thinking styles, and factors that maintain eating disorders Vs enable recovery
  • Self care and sleep habits

 

Program Cost

Each 1.5hr session is $49.

An initial clinic appointment is required to discuss your needs and assess your suitability for the group, plus address any questions you might have about how the group fits into your treatment and goals. Usual rates and rebates apply to this appointment (see FAQs for rates and rebates info).

If the group is suitable for you, and you choose to go ahead, the minimum commitment for 8 weeks is $392. This can either be paid upfront, or via weekly automatic payment plan (paypal). 

After your first 8 weeks: Re-enrollments in the group are made on a monthly basis. You can decide to pay your next 4 week's fees upfront ($196), or continue on a weekly automatic payment plan.

NOTE 1- At this stage group does not run during school holidays.

NOTE 2- A number of places are available in each program for pensioners/ health care card holders. Please enquire about rates and availability when you contact us about the program.

 

I want in! How do I join?

Great! Please book an appointment for an assessment, to see if the group is right for you. You don't need to mention anything about the group or your diagnosis when making a booking, just find a time that suits you, and I'll see you then 🙂

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