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    Discovering the Healthy Self: Building Skills for Recovery (April to May 2024)

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    Event description

    Please note that this event is for Victorian residents only.


    Discovering the Healthy Self: Building Skills for Recovery is a 6-week online program for Victorian residents in recovery over the age of 18.

    In this online program, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of topics in a group setting. Over six weeks, you can expect a balance of education, reflection and discussion each week to support you in your recovery journey, with a participant guide and additional resources provided throughout the program.

    Topics explored in this program include:

    Mental health and Recovery

    Self-care, Coping Skills and Building Routines

    Stigma, Self-Advocacy & Communication

    Connection & Compassion

    Challenging appearance ideals

    Core values


    Dates:
    Monday evenings, from 6pm - 7:30pm.Β 

    Session 1: Monday 8th April

    Session 2: Monday 15th April

    Session 3: Monday 22nd April

    Session 4: Monday 29th April

    Session 5: Monday 6th May

    Session 6: Monday 13th May


    Where:
    Online via Zoom

    Cost:Β Free!

    Participation:Β 
    You are welcome to participate in a way that feels comfortable for you, and we will do our best to create a supportive space for sharing and discussion. If you have any concerns about participating in this program please contact us to discuss.


    Who:Β This program is for anyone over the age of 18 with an eating disorder who is navigating recovery, including Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, OSFED, ARFID and Orthorexia. Please note that due to funding requirements, we can only provide this program to residents of Victoria.


    Your facilitators:

    Emilie - Senior Education Officer

    Emilie has worked within mental health services for twelve years with both adults and children both in the United Kingdom and Australia. Emilie is passionate about the importance of meaningful connection in her work and personal life, which was paramount in her own recovery of a severe and enduring eating disorder, and continues to be one of her core values.Β 

    Abbey - Education Officer

    Abbey has a background in public health and health promotion, and has worked in the mental health space for the past four years. Through experiencing and recovering from an eating disorder, Abbey realised her passion for raising awareness in the community about eating disorders and other mental health conditions, and is proud to be part of the EDV team.Β Β 

    Sam - Consumer Peer Cadet

    Sam has a Bachelor of Heath Sciences and Grad Dip Mental Health from La Trobe University. She has been granted a cadetship by Mental Health Victoria and is currently undertaking work at EDV while studying the Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work. Through her personal lived experience, she understands eating disorder recovery is a unique journey and presents differently for everybody.

    Next steps:Β Once you have registered, a member of the Education team will reach out to connect with you. This is to confirm your registration, information about the program, and to answer any questions you might have.

    Enquiries: Abbey Pike, education@eatingdisorders.org.au


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