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For carers | Collaborative Care Skills Workshop

Learn new skills to help your loved one overcome an eating disorder. 

Caring for a person with an eating disorder is a long-term and skilled commitment. Yet families are often expected to provide care without any training or support. 

In this six-week workshop, facilitated by qualified counsellors, you’ll develop practical skills to support your loved one with an eating disorder in their progress towards recovery.

With evidence-based strategies, this workshop will help you:

  • Understand how eating disorders affect behaviours and what might be happening for your loved one
  • Care for yourself 
  • Identify your caring style and how you can adapt it to help your loved one
  • Manage difficult behaviour
  • Gain new skills to encourage your loved one's recovery.

Who is the workshop for?

Anyone caring for a loved one experiencing or recovering from an eating disorder, whether they are a family member, friend, colleague or partner.

Upcoming workshops:

**Postponed until further notice**
If you would like to be updated with the new dates in Hobart kindly email: 

Where: Hobart, Tasmania
Date: Tuesday evenings, starting 18 February 2020 for six weeks 
Time: 6 - 8pm
Fee: Reduced fee of $50/participant or $70/couple, thanks to the support of the Tasmanian Government.
For more information or to register: Contact Georgina, Eating Disorders Coordinator, Hobart on 0474 004 443 or email

**Postponed until further notice**
If you would like to be updated with the new dates kindly email:

Where: Crows Nest, Sydney, NSW
Date: 28 March & 4 April 2020 
Register by: 17 March 2020, places limited
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 
Fee: $150/participant or $250/couple. We’re committed to making support affordable and accessible, with a reduced fee available for people on low incomes.
For more information or to register: Call 1800 33 4673 or email Archana, Support Programs Coordinator at

Can't attend the face-to-face course?

Find out about our free online carers workshop for anyone caring for someone with an eating disorder, anywhere in Australia.


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