Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

Webinar program for carers | UEDR

Understanding Eating Disorder Recovery (UEDR)

Butterfly provides skills and support to people caring for someone living with body image concerns or an eating disorder so they can help their friend or loved one – while also taking care of themselves.

Caring for a person with an eating disorder can be a long-term and skilled commitment. Yet friends and families often need to provide care with very little training or support. This 6-week webinar based workshop will help you develop practical skills to support your loved one in their recovery.

Based on the Janet Treasure’s book Skills-Based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder, UEDR will help you:

  • Understand what might be happening for your loved one
  • Understand and adapt your personal caring style
  • Learn about helping to motivate change
  • Develop new communication skills
  • Manage difficult behaviours
  • Connect with others going through a similar experience.

New workshop starting in March 2024

Current dates: 

The Understanding Eating Disorder Recovery program in March is now full. Please watch this space – we’ll let you know about the next session when dates are secured.


Frequently asked questions

Anyone, anywhere in Australia, caring for a loved one experiencing or recovering from an eating disorder, whether they are a family member, friend, colleague or partner. Those experiencing an eating disorder are asked not to attend or listen in.

The facilitator will present via live webinar, while participants can type in questions. Numbers of participants in this workshop are capped.



There is no cost – the workshop is free.

You can reserve your ticket by clicking the “Register Now” button for the upcoming UEDR program that are published on this website.

If you would like to join future UEDR programs (dates to be confirmed), you can email with your expression of interest and “UEDR” in the subject line. We will be in touch with you as soon as we have finalised the dates for future UEDR programs and (free) ticket sales are open.

UEDR is a Webinar format. This means you will need the internet, a smart device or computer, and access to audio (computer speakers, your phone audio, etc.)

We will send out login information to you once registration is complete.

Can’t attend this workshop?

Find out about our free Virtual and Webchat Support Groups for carers of anyone living with a body image issue or eating disorder.

Butterfly’s Virtual Support Groups are facilitated by trained peer facilitators who have lived experience themselves. Anyone over age 18 from anywhere in Australia is welcome to attend.

Our Webchat Support Groups are facilitated by specialist counsellors from our National Helpline. Anyone over age 16 from anywhere in Australia is welcome to attend.