Expanding mental health - Binge Eating Day Program
A comprehensive binge eating disorder program, which is the first of its kind in Western Australia was introduced at Hollywood Private Hospital in 2018.
The nine week intensive program provides a supported therapeutic environment for people suffering from binge eating disorder, which affects about 430,000 Australians making it the most common eating disorder in the country.
The three phrased program is comprised of:
• an inpatient stay aimed at breaking the cycle of binge eating and reintroducing regular eating routines in a therapeutic environment
• twice weekly evening group therapy sessions for one month
• weekly evening group sessions for one month.
During the inpatient stay, participants are offered one-on-one sessions with a team of eating disorder professionals, including the psychiatrist, psychologist and also a dietitian, who helps develop meal plans tailored to their specific needs along with daily relaxation exercises to complement the group psychotherapy program.
The program was aimed at improving general wellbeing, such as self-worth, goal setting and body image.
To learn more about the program visit The Hollywood Clinic website.