SNPHN has funded places for people to participate in the Butterfly Foundation’s Intensive Outpatient Program
Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses with medical complications. Around 4% of the Australian population experiences an eating disorder, and many people experiencing eating disorders also have depression and/or anxiety. The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders.
SNPHN has funded places for people aged 16-25 who reside in the Northern Sydney region to participate in Butterfly Foundation’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The IOP is a program that aims to provide care for those people with an eating disorder who are a step down from intensive treatment (such as inpatient hospital treatment), and a step up for people who have not thrived on general treatment (such as weekly psychology). The program aims to empower each person’s healthy self, instilling the belief that it is possible to recover from an eating disorder, while giving people the tools to do so.
The IOP is a structured group therapy program that enhances the ability for people to manage their eating disorder by:
- Developing individual skills and strategies
- Identifying underlying psychological issues that may be interfering with recovery
- Improving social & relationship dynamics
- Educating and guiding family members & significant others
For more information about the IOP, click here.
To talk to someone now, call Butterfly Foundation’s National Helpline on 1800 33 4673.