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If someone you care about has an eating disorder, you are not alone.
Sadly, eating disorders are common. Around 1 in 20 Australians have an Eating Disorder and this rate is increasing. Approximately 15% of Australian women experience an eating disorder. Which means there’s a lot of information on Eating Disorders.
But what information is going to be most helpful for you? This site is designed to give you access to both succinct and detailed information on eating disorders, treatment options and how you can help your loved one.
Eating Disorders are serious
Some people may struggle with an eating disorder long-term . It can also become a life threatening illness. So getting the right information and support for you and your loved one is absolutely vital.
This site has been designed for especially you*
It’s a place with good, succinct information from a variety of sources. If you want more information on a particular topic we provide the link. As you might want to refer back to the information here, we’ve made it easy to:
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*Note: This site is for those supporting an adult with eating disorders – however, the information is relevant to all.
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Eating Disorders Your Guide
This guide has been written by mental health specialists, based on the best available evidence and with extensive input from consumer and carer representatives. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists RANZCP January 2016
Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder
by Janet Treasure [UK]
Equips carer with the skills and knowledge needs to support and encourage those suffering from an eating disorder. Offers information alongside detailed techniques and strategies. Aimed at parents but suitable for any person ling with or supporting someone with an eating disorder.
Anorexia-Parents to Parents: What We Wish We Had Understood
Length: 40.40mins [US]
This clip talks to parents of teenagers with anorexia. However the majority of the information applies across eating disorders and is suitable to understand for adults with anorexia.
The Nine Truths About Eating Disorders. June 2016Length: 1.30min
This short clip has via the cast and crew of the movie To The Bone in honor of World Eating Disorders Action Day with a different person explaining the nine truths of eating disorders.
The Eating Disorders Association Inc (Qld) also know as the EDA is a non-profit organisation funded by Queensland Health. The EDA is an organisation dedicated to providing information, referral and resources, individual on going and single session counselling, facilitated group support, skills based training, information workshops and peer mentoring to carers of those living with an eating disorder.
The EDA also provides education program, information and resources to schools, universities, health professionals, community organisations and the general public.
The Eating Issues Centre is a community based non-profit charity promoting positive body images and the prevention of eating issues as well as offering recovery based treatment.
We are funded by Qld Health to provide information and referrals, free counselling, therapeutic groups and peer support to people with eating issues over the age of 16 throughout Qld. A medical diagnosis is not required to access out services.