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Understanding Eating Disorder Recovery: Online

Skills to help your loved one overcome an eating disorder.

Dates: Coming soon! Contact the Helpline to register

Free online workshop 

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 - all in the comfort of your home.

Who is this workshop for?

Anyone, anywhere in Australia, caring for a loved one experiencing or recovering from an eating disorder, whether they are a family member, friend, colleague or partner. Those experiencing an eating disorder cannot attend or listen in.

Why attend?

This evidence-led workshop, based on Janet Treasure’s book Skills-Based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder, 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?

There is no cost involved. Our online courses are free. 

How do I register?

Register now to learn new skills in supporting the person in your life with recovery from an eating disorder.

For more information please contact our National Helpline 1800 33 4673 or email

How to attend?

Program format: Phone conference/webinar
You’ll need:  Access to the internet and a phone connection - we will send out log in information once registration is complete.

Upcoming workshops:

WhenDates: Coming soon! Contact the Helpline to register
Where: Online on your device (internet connection required)
Cost: FREE
To register your interest in this workshop: Contact the Butterfly National Helplne 1800 ED HOPE.



For more information please contact our National Helpline 1800 33 4673 or email

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