On 17 June, the C2C-PMHI Eating Disorder pilot cohort of 15 caregivers graduated after completing 11 lessons. The pilot was the first collaborative project with K.K. Women’s & Children Hospital and CAL adapted content for the programme with the help of physicians, psychologists and specialist nurses from the KKH Eating Disorder Team.
Eating disorders are on the rise and the C2C-PMHI Eating Disorder programme offers timely and relevant awareness around these complex mental health conditions.
The programme follows our core C2C-PMHI curriculum but has been adapted to incorporate Eating Disorder conditions such as Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa and binge-eating disorders. The case studies, films and role plays were themed around these conditions. Interactive discussions and experiential learning from invited PIR and caregiver guests, whose insightful sharing over six lessons, was one of the highlights of this run.
As one of the doctors involved in the programme said, eating disorders are not going to go away. It was encouraging and inspiring to hear how the parents benefited from the programme, learning ways to cope and better support their children through their recovery journeys.