Group Therapy, Support + Yoga

The Swan Centre runs a range of Support Groups for:

  • Individuals experiencing an eating disorder; and
  • Loved ones and carers of those experiencing an eating disorder.

Support Groups for Individuals Experiencing an ED

Our Long-term Eating Disorders Online Support Group provides a warm and understanding space for individuals facing persistent eating disorder challenges and who have experienced an eating disorder for a duration of 7 years or more.

In this group, you can connect with others who share similar experiences and draw upon their support, insights, and expertise.

This group offers an open and compassionate space where you can freely discuss your struggles, reflect on current challenges, and explore effective coping tools. This groups strives to create a supportive environment that fosters growth, healing, and a sense of belonging.

This group is run by our Lived Experience Clinician and is run monthly on the first Wednesday of every month from 6.30pm – 8pm. Sessions are held online.

Spaces are limited to 10 people and the cost is $25 per person.

Our SharED Meal Support Group is specifically designed to support individuals (18 years and up, current clients only) who need additional support with eating.

This online support group offers a non-judgmental and understanding space where you can connect with others who share similar experiences. The group allows you the opportunity to have a meal in a relaxed social environment, followed by post-meal activities, recovery-oriented discussions and the chance to learn new skills to support you with your recovery journey.

This group is run weekly on Tuesdays, 12.30-1.30pm. Sessions are held online.

Spaces are limited. Your first session is free, with subsequent sessions $30 per person, per session.

Useful Information

To register for any of our groups, click here to sign up

For more information on Group Therapy or Yoga, submit enquiry below, contact Swan Centre reception on 9382 8775 or email groups@swancentre.com.au

Support Groups for Loved Ones

This group is designed for attendance by parents/carers of individuals with a diagnosis of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). It aims to provide parents and/or support people with education about avoidant restrictive eaters, as well as introduce strategies relating to developing more helpful eating patterns and introducing dietary variety. It runs for 2 x 2 hour sessions over consecutive weeks.

Yoga at Swan

These classes combine principles drawn from Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), therapeutic yoga and the practice of mindfulness meditation.

We will guide you through a slow embodied practice that works towards inner awareness and feeling in your body. Movement is led by your breath if that works for you on the day. We meet you where you are.

Some poses are held, others are dynamic. Everyone has a chair to take all or some of the poses.

Your yoga teacher, Tas, is an Eating Disorder Dietitian and has had over 600 hours of yoga teacher training and prioritises your feeling safe and cared for.

These classes run every Tuesday from 5.30 – 6.30pm.  Sessions are held at The Swan Centre, Claremont.

Spaces are limited to 6 people, and the cost is $40 per class (or $35 per class, in a pack of 5). 

Please bring a thick yoga mat and a large towel.

Note: You do not have to be a client of the Swan Centre for you to attend these classes, however you must be 18+ and medically stable.

Restorative yoga involves complete relaxation while in a still pose, being fully supported by props (sometimes up to 8 blankets!).

Unlike active forms of yoga, we rarely stretch or use strength but focus more on allowing the mind to rest, to make space.

Poses are typically held for 15 minutes at a time.

Your yoga teacher, Tas, is an Eating Disorder Dietitian here at The Swan Centre, and has had over 600 hours of yoga teacher training and prioritises you feeling safe and cared for.

These classes run every Thursday from 5.30pm – 6.45pm. Sessions are held at The Swan Centre, Claremont.

Spaces are limited to 6 people, and the cost is $40 per class (or $35 per class, in a pack of 5). 

Please bring a thick yoga mat and a large towel.

Note: You do not have to be a client of the Swan Centre for you to attend these classes, however you must be 18+ and medically stable.