New RMH day program for eating disorders

  18 April 2024  The Royal Melbourne Hospital   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

The Royal Melbourne Hospital has launched a new day program for eating disorders.

The program is for patients from Western Melbourne and Victoria who are living with an eating disorder.

It is run by a multidisciplinary team and based on the principles of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).

Psychology and art therapy groups work with patients to enhance emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

DBT content is paired with practical, nutrition and life skills sessions run by dietetics and occupational therapy, as well as a lived experience group.

The program is run on-site for metropolitan participants (Tuesday and Wednesday), with a parallel online group run for rural and remote participants (Monday and Friday mornings), and the three modules each run for six weeks.

Participants must be:

  • over 18
  • recovery-focused
  • appropriately engaged with individual supports (typically GP and psychologist/case manager).

Refer now for the next module starting on 13 May. New participants will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine suitability.

The RMH Eating Disorders Unit also runs intensive courses of temperament-based therapy with supports (TBT-S) (on-site) and collaborative care skills workshops (CCSW) for carers (online).

For more information, including referral information, please refer to the RMH Eating Disorders Program website or contact the unit on 03 9342 4033.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by The Royal Melbourne Hospital. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.