Australia's 2nd Conference for Families and Carers of those with an eating disorder
It is with great excitement that we are able to confirm that a second conference is planned for Melbourne on the 29th and 30th May in Melbourne.
Following the success of the 2013 At Home with Eating Disorders Conference, families and carers will get another chance to hear from expert speakers, network with others, learn new skills and empower themselves to continue to play the vital role in their loved one's recovery.
To see what happened at the 2013 conference, the videos of sessions are available - click here
To see what was covered at the 2013 conference, click here
Key note speakers:
To be confirmed.
Volunteers are welcome and needed to undertake a range of tasks leading up to the conference - to express an interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is the conference for?
Best evidence treatment for eating disorders now shows that the close
involvement of families and carers in the care of their loved ones is key to
improving early detection, restoration to a healthy weight and maintaining long term wellbeing. For parents and carers, however, the journey can be confusing, challenging and difficult to navigate.
The primary aim of The Conference is to provide access to a range of expert knowledge and skills for families and caregivers of people with eating disorders, so that they can leave the conference feeling empowered, better informed and more able to support, care for and assist in the recovery of the person with the eating disorder.
The secondary aim of the conference is to provide families and carers of people with eating disorders with opportunities to network and connect with other people with similar experience, in a safe and supported environment, so that they can benefit and gain confidence and new insights from shared knowledge and experience.
We also welcome clinicians and sufferers wanting to learn more about and be inspired by the role of families and carers in supporting recovery.