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Collaborative Care Skills Workshop: 

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.

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.

Why attend?

This evidence-led workshop will help you:

  • Understand and adapt your caring style
  • Connect with others going through similar experiences
  • Learn about helping to motivate change
  • Develop new communication skills
  • Manage difficult behavior
  • Understand what might be happening for your loved one.

How much does it cost?

$150 for two sessions, or $250 per couple for face-to-face sessions. Butterfly is committed to ensuring our programs are affordable and accessible and reduced fees are available for people on low incomes.

*For details on Townsville cost – contact Headspace Townsville for more information.

Upcoming workshops:

Where: Hobart, Tasmania

Date: Tuesday evenings, starting 18 February 2020
Fee: Reduced fee of $50/participant or $100/couple, thanks to the support of the Tasmanian Government.
For more information or to register: Contact Caitlin, Eating Disorders Coordinator, Hobart on 0474 004 443 or email

Where: Crows Nest, Sydney, NSW

Date: Saturday 17 & Saturday 24 February 2020
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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