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Pandemic Support


Advice and resources

We’ve provided several links below to resources provided by F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment ). F.E.A.S.T. is the global support and education community of and for parents of those with eating disorders. They are sending out the strong message that families at home are in fact in a position to do much of the work of treatment and to do so with the evidence behind them: families are strong allies of recovery and the home can be a powerful driver of treatment goals.

  • Recovery First: even in a pandemic
  • Supervision : parents can serve the same roles as clinic staff
  • Structure : eating disorder sufferers benefit from structure and predictability and routines
  • Skills : the F.E.A.S.T. community shares a wide variety of tools and strategies for caregivers to choose from
  • Connection : isolation at home means connection with family and also with the world virtually
  • Information is power : parents and caregivers are empowered and supported by good information and making choices that work for one’s individual family
Well informed and knowledgeable parents can provide the best support to their loved ones in recovery. We urge you to spend some time looking through the resources linked below, but do take a good look around the rest of the F.E.A.S.T. website – there are plenty of great pieces of information covering a variety of topics.  

Main Pandemic Support page: 
F.E.A.S.T. community pandemic support resources

Suggested links which may be of particular interest at this time:

And lastly, a practical article about coping with COVID-19-related disappointments.  "Give yourself the same compassion you would give to others":