Many adults with disordered eating and body dissatisfaction lack knowledge that they are at risk of a serious mental health condition. Even if they start to realise something is amiss, they often don’t know where to find help and what to do to resolve these problems.
The team at the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) in Melbourne, Australia, is working on a resource focusing on early intervention for adults who are seeking help for disordered eating and other associated behaviours.
To make this resource as effective and useful as possible, CEED wants to hear from adults who have eating disorder symptoms or have experienced them in the past.
The new resource specifically aims to:
- Empower and encourage adults who have early signs of concern and adults with long standing disordered eating to deal with their issues and challenges in an optimal way and get help early.
- Fast-track help-seeking in adults who have early signs of concern or in adults with long standing disordered eating.
- Provide psycho-education on eating disorders (information about eating disorders including risks, benefits of seeking help early), warning sign identification, treatment options, self-help options, and referral pathways.To help develop this resource, CEED wants feedback from adults who identify as currently or previously having issues or concerns around eating and other associated behaviours through an online survey questionnaire. This will be followed by a series of focus groups.
The survey will be available from 4th March until 18 March 2016 and the focus groups will take place mid-April 2016.For more information contact CEED
P: + 61 03 8387 2897
I have written nine books about eating disorders since my recovery (my “reconnection with true self”) from anorexia nervosa and other long term mental health challenges in 2006. In 2017, I graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing). My contribution to the eating disorder field was recognised at the 2016 Academy for Eating Disorders International Conference in San Francisco where I was awarded the Meehan/Hartley Award for Public Service and Advocacy. I am currently a co-chair of the NEDC Steering Committee Evidence of Experience Group, a foundation steering committee member of the annual World Eating Disorders Action Day, and an Advisory Panel member for F.E.A.S.T.