SOLACE is a free, online support group offered by BEAT for anyone supporting someone with an eating disorder. There are 7 sessions per week that run at various times to suit all and each session is booked individually so carers/loved ones can attend regularly with the same group or as a one off.
Sessions are facilitated by an eating disorder clinician and often have “experts by experience” to discuss their recovery from an eating disorder and offer hope. Sessions include discussions led by parents and carers around setting boundaries, supporting mealtimes, and supporting change.
Carer Support Group
If you are a family member/carer of someone accessing support from NELFT Eating Disorder Service we are here to support you. Our Carer Support Group is a space to talk with other carers and to think about the impact of the eating disorder on you. This virtual group runs approximately every 6 weeks, is 75 minutes long, and open to all carers across the life span. Please contact EDS admin if you are interested in attending.
www.mentalhealthfoundations.ca – This website has lots of resources specifically for caregivers, and is based on Emotion Focused Family Therapy which aims to support caregivers in having a significant role in supporting their loved one’s mental health and wellbeing
Overcoming Binge Eating: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop by Christopher Fairburn (2013) ISBN: 978-1572305618. This is the book that we use commonly in our service to treat Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.
Beating your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioural Self-Help Guide for Adult Sufferers and their Carers by Glen Waller, Victoria Mountford, Rachel Lawson, Emma Gray, Helen Cordery and Hendrik Hinrichsen (2010) ISBN: 978-0521739047
Bulimia Nervosa: A Self Help Cognitive Therapy programme for Clients by Myra Cooper, Gillian Todd & Adrian Wells (2000) ISBN: 978-1853027178
Bulimia: A Guide for Family and Friends by Roberta Trattner Sherman & Ron Thompson (1996) ISBN: 978-0787903619
A Cognitive-Interpersonal Therapy Workbook for Treating Anorexia Nervosa: The Maudsley Model Paperback – Illustrated, 31 Oct. 2018 by Ulrike Schmidt (Author), Helen Startup (Author), Janet Treasure (Author)