Carers and Supporters

11 January, 2022

Family Information Series: An Overview of Eating Distress

St Patrick's Mental Health Services (SPMHS) is hosting the fourth webinar in the family information series on 11 January.

The next webinar in our Mental Health Recovery: A Family Perspective series focuses on An Overview of Eating Distress: Living with and supporting an adult who is experiencing an eating disorder. Dr Toni O'Connor and Dr Fionnoula McEnery from the SPMHS Eating Disorders Department will present this topic from the perspective of the family member, supporter or carer.

Support from family members and friends is a key component in recovery from an eating disorder (ED). This webinar aims to help you in that supporting role by providing you with information on EDs and insights into how they can impact not only the person experiencing the ED, but also on you in the caring role.

When supporting someone in mental health recovery, family members often find it challenging to access simple practical information on mental ill health, services, support and self-care. This webinar aims to address any questions or concerns you, as a carer or supporter, may have.

Registration is free but essential; register your place at the fourth lecture here.


Read about our family information series

As part of the series, we will host a webinar each month focusing on a particular mental health concern from the perspective of the family or carers. The lectures will be delivered by different mental health professionals and will cover topics such as addiction, anxiety, adolescent mental health and many others.

Read about our family information series

Find out more about support for families and carers

There is support available for those who are caring for someone with mental health difficulties.