Carers needed for research into helping their loved ones; Kings College London

King’s College London Eating Disorders Department are currently recruiting carers and supporters of adults (aged 16+) with anorexia, to take part in a research project.

‘We Can’ is an online intervention, consisting of 8 modules and a supportive forum, where carers can interact with one another if they choose to do so. All carers who are eligible to participate in the study will receive free access to the programme, which has previously been found to be effective in helping carers build skills to support their loved one with anorexia.

Inclusion criteria for the study are;

  • Aged 18+
  • Caring for an individual (aged 16+) who is suffering from anorexia, or another eating disorder characterised by restrictive eating
  • Fluent in English
  • Not currently suffering from an eating disorder, or other severe mental health difficulty

Additionally, individuals with anorexia whose carer is participating will also have the opportunity to take part in the study, by completing a number of questionnaires at various timepoints. However, carers are still eligible to participate if their loved one chooses not to take part in the study.

To participate in this study, carers can create an account and check to confirm that they are eligible using the following link; icare-wecan.minddistrict.com

Alternatively, if you are potentially interested in participating in the We Can study, and would like to receive further information, please contact Lucy Spencer (KCL Researcher) at lucy.spencer@kcl.ac.uk

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