Eating Disorders - RISE Day Program

Who is this program for?

RISE is a therapeutic group program for adults working towards recovery from a diagnosed eating disorder. This may include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or other specified feeding and eating disorders (OSFED). 

The program is suited to participants who are recovery-focused and able to manage eating more independently, yet require the structure and support of a day program to assist with challenging their eating disorder behaviours.

How will it help me?

The aim of the program is help participants move towards a healthier relationship with food and eating and build a life outside of the eating disorder. 

RISE incorporates two treatment approaches:

Temperament-Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S) focuses on integrating cutting edge information about the brain-basis of eating disorders into treatment. This requires a support person (family, carer or partner) to be involved and attend a number of sessions throughout the program.

The Embodied Approach to Treating Eating Disorders (EAT-ED) focuses on mindful awareness, mindful selfcare and exploration of purpose. This facilitates a mind body connection to help participants become connected to their body. EAT-ED uses a range of approaches such as gentle movement, sensory exploration, mindfulness and bodywork to re-connect to the self.

RISE also provides opportunities for exploration of interest and identity through community outings where the group explores various places throughout Geelong CBD.

When does it run?

Please contact us to find out when the next program will be run.

The program runs for 8 weeks and attendance is required on Wednesdays from 9.30am - 3.00pm.

How do I access the Eating Disorders Day Program?

To be admitted to our programs, you will need to ask your General Practitioner for a referral to a Geelong Clinic accredited Psychiatrist. The Psychiatrist will then refer you to the Day Program.

Your GP can address your referral to: ‘Dear Doctor…’ or a Psychiatrist of your choice.

The referral should be faxed by your GP to 03 5248 4852.

Once cover or funding is checked and confirmed, the program coordinator will coordinate next steps with you.

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How much does it cost?

We have agreements with Private Health Funds, DVA, Workcover and TAC. Self-funding is also an option.

All referrals are subject to a health fund check prior to admission to a program.

We will be pleased to answer any questions you may have in relation to cost. Please call us on 03 5240 0700 to discuss your options.

The Eating Disorders Inpatient Program

The Geelong Clinic also runs two 40-day inpatient programs – LEAP and PREP.

Please click HERE for further information. 

More information?

  • Eating Disorders - RISE Day Program brochure - Click HERE
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