Supporting your child with an eating disorder (MFBT parents)

October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BodyMatters Australasia
3/114-116 Cabramatta Rd Cremorne NSW 2090
$150 per person, $250 per Couple
02 9908 3833

Nourishing Parents is a small semi-structured support group held over three consecutive weeks. The program was developed by Belinda Caldwell, Carer Consumer Consultant & the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders, in conjunction with the Austin Hospital, Melbourne to help parents of young people newly diagnosed with an Eating Disorder to get a “head start” on Family Based Therapy. The aim is to provide guidance, education and support in facing the challenges of FBT for families about to commence treatment. To gain the most benefit from the program it is recommended parents attend all three sessions as different content is covered each week.

NB Minimum Numbers 3

Guidelines for the group:

As per practice instruction manual

Who are your facilitators?

The facilitators for the Supporting your child with an eating disorder (MFBT parents) are:

Karen is a provisional psychologist at BodyMatters. In addition to her psychology qualifications, she also holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree and has extensive experience working in the acute care hospital setting as a registered nurse. This background has created a passionate interest in the holistic relationship of psychological and physical health with a particular interest in the area of Eating Disorders and Body image.


Linn is also a provisional psychologist at BodyMatters and has a strong interest in body image, eating disorders, physical activity and general health and wellbeing. Linn has a Bachelor of Science Psychology and a Master in Psychology with a specialization Clinical and Health Psychology. In addition to her psychology degree she holds a Master in Public Health with a specialization in Public Health Nutrition, and is also a qualified Personal Trainer.


Anything that is discussed in the group stays in the group and we are able to trust one another to respect each other’s privacy.