Help for families battling silent killer

29 Mar, 2021

InsideOut Psychologist Rachel Simeone speaks to The Daily Telegraph about the InsideOut Institute’s SupportED program, which teaches carers about the early signs of eating disorders and provides information on treatment options.

“The role of carers can be all-consuming, demanding and unrelenting. Carers often experience feelings of isolation, lack of education and support, and their own mental health concerns,” Simeone says.

“Recovery from an eating disorder is a long-term process, lasting on average for one to six years. The financial implications of treatment and needing to give up work to be there for your loved one can be staggering.”

Two parents supporting a child with an eating disorder say that they wished they had had such resources available when trying to find support for their daughter.

They describe the course as giving carers a "green light" to look after themselves, and as providing important insights into self-care.