Monthly Archives: March 2017

Invitation to participate in OCD research study

The University of Bath is conducting a study into treatment preferences for OCD. They are interested in finding out whether people would prefer to receive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the usual weekly way or in a more intensive format, if they had the choice between the two.

This information is important because it will help treatment providers to determine how treatment should be delivered and the treatment options that should be available to people who have OCD and are considering seeking treatment.

To participate in the study you will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires online. These questionnaires will ask you about your preferences for treatment and your views on your OCD. You will also be asked some questions about when your OCD started and if you have been able to access treatment for OCD in the past if you have wanted to. You can click on the following link to access more information about the study :

University of Bath OCD treatment options study

 

New groups for OCD and Eating Disorders in the South

In May PACE will be starting two new Recovery Support Groups at Morphett Vale, one for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and one for people with Eating Disorders. The groups will be held fortnightly at the Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre. The OCD Recovery Support Group will be held on Friday mornings and the Eating Disorders Recovery Support Group will be held on Thursday mornings.

The groups provide an opportunity for participants to meet with other people who understand what they are going through, and learn strategies that will help them in their recovery. Anyone aged 16 years and over can attend and people are welcome to bring a support person with them.

Flyers for the groups can be accessed on the Recovery Groups page of the PACE website:

http://programs.centacare.org.au/pace/support-groups/

For more information or to register for a group contact PACE on 8159 1400 or at pace@centacare.org.au

 

Eating Disorders Conference for families and carers

The Butterfly Foundation and FEAST will be hosting the 3rd At Home With Eating Disorders Conference for families and carers. The previous 2 events have been fantastic opportunities for carers to learn more, be inspired in their caring role and network with other carers. This years conference promises to be just as good, featuring some amazing international experts in Prof Janet Treasure, Dr Roxanne Rockwell and Prof Stephen Touyz. The conference will be held in Sydney on the 12th – 13th of May.

There will also be two pre-conference workshops on the 11th of May. Prof Janet Treasure will be delivering a Collaborative Care Skills workshop in the morning and Dr Roxanne Rockwell will be delivering a workshop on Meal Coaching Strategies in the afternoon.

For more information visit www.athomewitheatingdisorders.com

 

Six-week program for people with eating disorders

Provided by the Butterfly Foundation, “Emerging” is a six-week recovery-based program that encourages and helps you to re-engage with your healthy self by providing skills and strategies to support the recovery process. The program, which starts in April, is open to anyone 18 years or over who is experiencing an eating disorder and who is motivated to recover.

To register or get more information, please contact Lisa on 0456 721 597 or the Butterfly Foundation National Helpline on 1800 334 673 or email support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

To access the flyer for the program click here.