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Binge-eating disorder group

The South Island Eating Disorders Service offers a 12-week cognitive behavioural treatment (CBT) group for people with binge-eating disorder. This aims to help them to understand and change the triggers that lead to binge eating, including their beliefs about food and eating, as well as their body weight and shape. To take part, you need to be willing to share and support others in the group.

When is it?

Sessions will take place once a week for 12 weeks. For more information, contact the South Island Eating Disorders Service on (03) 337‑7707 or your GP.

Who is this group for?

This group may not be appropriate if:

If you experience any of these difficulties, please see your GP as soon as possible.

How do I join or find out more?

Please ask your GP or contact the South Island Eating Disorders Service on (03) 337‑7707. You will need to arrange an assessment with the group facilitators to make sure that the group is right for you. The assessment will involve some questionnaires and a structured interview. You will also have an opportunity to ask any questions about the group.

Written by St John of God Waipuna. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated June 2015.


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