PiLaR Programme

Research suggests that parents and carers of people affected by eating disorders may experience high psychological distress and be at risk for depression and anxiety. They may also experience an overwhelming burden of guilt, self-blame and worry.

Bodywhys has developed a free 4 week programme for parents, carers and family members. Based on the idea of ‘Peer-Led Resilience’, the PiLaR programme addresses:

  • Understanding your child's eating disorder
  • Managing anger
  • Managing expectations and understanding recovery
  • Moving forward and self-care

Dublin - February 2017, Sligo - March 2017

Dublin - Evening programme - poster PDF

Dates: Thursday, February 9th, 16th, 23rd and Thursday, March 2nd

Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Venue: Linn Dara Inpatient Unit, Cherry Orchard Campus, Ballyfermot, Dublin, D10 KO33

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Sligo - Weekend programme - poster PDF

Dates: Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Markievicz House, Barrack St, Rathquarter, Sligo

Contact Details: Harriet Parsons, Bodywhys Services Manager. helpline@bodywhys.ie

Phone: 01-2834963

The programme has previously been held in Cavan, Carlow/Kilkenny, Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Sligo.

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