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Eating Disorder Carer Peer Mentor

Eating Disorders Qld
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Eating Disorder Queensland (EDQ)’s Carer Peer Mentor Program is a time-limited program. The program connects and matches individuals who are currently supporting a loved one in their recovery from an eating disorder with a “carer peer mentor/companion” – an individual who has been through this journey with a loved one before and who would now like to provide connection, support and hope for other carers. The program follows a strengths-based model and recognises the value of a carer’s lived experience specific to Eating Disorders and the skills and knowledge developed as a result of their own caring role.

Eligibility

  • 18yrs+
  • Have supported a loved one with an eating disorder
  • Loved one is at a stage of recovery (ideally a minimum of 12 months in stable recovery) where the carer feels they can balance the support required for the loved one, with the support required for the carer they are matched with
  • Be assessed as suitable for the program
  • Responsive to the boundaries and requirements of the program
  • Have the capacity to make a commitment to a mentoring relationship (February - July)
  • Attend all events within the program, at EDQ's office in South Brisbane:
  • Mentor training (Saturday)
  • Meet & Greet (2hrs at EDQ)
  • Mid Point Catchup (1.5hrs)
  • Final Celebration (1.5hrs at EDQ)