& family services
& family services
Body Esteem Program (BEP)
The Body Esteem Program® is a service which offers support for women suffering from eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The program supports and assists women to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing and to make and sustain positive change through a 20-week recovery focused group based on the self-help model.
The Body Esteem Program has just released the Eating Disorder Resources Directory for 2017. This directory contains a listing of services that are provided by private health professionals, community organisations and government departments in the Perth metropolitan area that either specialise, or have an interest in working to support people with eating disorders.
(Click the links below to download a copy of the event flyer)
What is a Body Esteem Self-Help Group?
A self-help group is different to a therapy group or treatment group. Self-help means that you set your own goals, take responsibility for learning, and make changes at your own pace. To do this you will be supported and guided in the process by facilitators with lived experience and the other members of the group.
A Body Esteem Self-Help Group is a safe place where you can talk about anything related to your eating disorder with women who can understand and empathise with you. Women who participate in the Body Esteem Self-Help Groups often find that they feel less ashamed, less isolated and more hopeful about the future.
Who are the Facilitators?
The Body Esteem Self-Help Groups are facilitated by women who have recovered from an eating disorder themselves. They will share their own stories of having an eating disorder, and offer support based upon their own experiences of recovery. All of the group facilitators receive on-going training and professional supervision in their work.
What is Involved?
The Body Esteem Guided Self-Help Groups follow a 20 week program;
Is the Body Esteem Self-Help Group for you?
Do you …
Many women who answer “yes” to these questions also feel they can’t talk about their concerns with others because they …
The Body Esteem Self-Help Groups are a safe space to share your experiences with other women who understand.
There is an upfront fee for participating in a group and the program is delivered in a central location to allow women from across the metropolitan area to participate.
How do I join?
If you would like to find out when the next group starts or to be considered for future groups, please telephone Womens Health and Family Services;