Children with ARFID Family Support Group

A monthly family support group with Jenny Phaure

Family Skills for Autism and Disordered Eating Monthly Psycho-Education and Coaching Group.  

This group is now open for referrals and bookings from Charities, Mental Health Teams, Eating Disorder Services, Social Care, Allied Health Professionals, GP’s, Therapists and independent providers.  

Why is there a need for this group?

Up to 70% of Autistic Children may experience atypical eating behaviours, many have issues with food or eating. Whilst research indicates that between 25-30% of those with Anorexia Nervosa also meet the diagnostic criteria for Autism there is a much larger number of autistic children, young people and adults who experience avoidant, restricted and disordered eating patterns.

Avoidant, Restricted and Disordered Eating patterns may be a precursor to Anorexia Nervosa or may exist alongside other Eating Disorders such as Bulimia Nervosa or Binge Eating Disorder.   This group is the only Family Skills for Autism and Disordered Eating Group in the United Kingdom and has been set up due to the need to provide more immediate support to families living with Autism and Eating Disorders.   With limited recourse to local or national autism specific services it is vital that parents/families are given access to essential psycho-education, tools and strategies to support their loved ones at home or in the community. Families are often the most important resource.

A Monthly Psycho-education and Coaching Group   with Jenny Phaure (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist)  
2 hours on line via zoom   Wednesday 20th July (10.00am – 12.00pm)    

Family Skills for Autism and Eating Disorders  

Using positive psychological approaches to improve mood and food regulation.    

Cost: £45 per person     Bookings via service contracts or block bookings are available for those referred via a service provider. Please call: 07545 190915 for more information.  

Your facilitator Jenny Phaure