Compass is a coaching programme for carers of young people (aged 12-17) who have been displaying disordered eating behaviours.
Support will be delivered over zoom. As carers you will receive a fifty-minute video call every week for ten weeks, facilitated by one of our trained Programme Officers. Compass has been developed to complement our other carer programmes as part of a supportive pathway or when utilised on its own begin your carers journey through your loved one’s recovery.
The aim of Compass is for yourself as a carer to gain a stronger insight into your loved ones eating disorder and to understand your role within your young person’s journey to recovery.
Compass is open to you if:
Compass is not suitable for carers of those with ARFID.
Your carer / family group can include up to four people of your choice. Attendees must be able to commit to the sessions as session times cannot change regularly throughout the programme.
Please note that as carers you must:
Compass is currently available in five areas of England - East of England, Essex, Gloucestershire, Sussex, Central and North West London.
Please note this information is subject to change and we hope for expansion of the Compass programme across further areas of the UK soon - please refer back to this page for updates.
If you live in Scotland, East of England, Essex or Central and North West London and meet the referral criteria above and think Compass would be supportive for you and your young person, you can self refer using our self-referrals form.
If you live in the Gloucestershire or Sussex areas, you can gain a referral for Compass from a GP.
We advise you speak to your GP or eating disorder team to discuss this.
How can I contact the Compass team?
If you have any questions about the Compass programme, you can get in contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A member of the team will get back to you in 5-7 working days.
Download our PDF about Compass here.