Instilling Hope for a Brighter Future: A Mentor-Mentee Program for People With an Eating Disorder

1. Your name, academic institution and contact details (Email and website if appropriate) 

Lucie Ramjan and Sarah Fogarty, University of Western Sydney. Lucie Ramjan on 02 9685 9032 or email Lucie or Sarah at

2. Name of Chief Investigator

Lucie Ramjan and Sarah Fogarty

3. Name of University Supervisor (if a university research project)

Lucie Ramjan and Sarah Fogarty

4. The name of your project and a brief synopsis (300 words maximum)

Instilling hope for a brighter future: A mentor-mentee support program for people with an eating disorder

The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate, in consultation with stakeholders (people with an eating disorder (ED) and recovered individuals), a support program for people in New South Wales on their road to recovery. The project is a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project where researchers work alongside people with an ED and recovered individuals to develop a mentor-mentee support program for people on their road to recovery. The involvement of both recovered ED individuals and people with an ED is paramount in ensuring that the needs of both the mentor and the mentee are met in a supportive mentoring program.

You are invited to participate in a research study being conducted by Dr Lucie Ramjan and Dr Sarah Fogarty from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Professor Phillipa Hay from the School of Medicine at the University of Western Sydney.

5. Recruitment details

Individuals with an eating disorder aged 18 years or over in the Sydney and Port Macquarie areas

6. Human Research Ethics Board and Approval Number

University of Western Sydney Human Ethics Board.  Approval number H10851

7. Opening and closing date for recruitment

Open from the 15th of August 2015 and closing 4th October 2015.