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Resources for People Living with an Eating Disorder

Support Services

We appreciate how challenging eating disorder treatment can be and we want to commend you in taking the first step by looking into your treatment options. With the support of a psychologist and multidisciplinary team, recovery is absolutely possible. Along with the help of your psychologist you will select a treatment modality that will work to tackle the symptoms of the eating disorder and address the factors that continue to maintain it. In addition to your work with one of our psychologists, we’d like to give you some additional resources to help you in your journey toward recovery.

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The Butterfly Foundation

The Butterfly Foundation was founded by Claire Middleton in response to her own experience of eating disorders which affected herself and her two daughters. They offer amazing resources to support people diagnosed with an eating disorder, including a national helpline which provides support over the phone, email and online. They can be contacted via 1800334673.

In addition to their national helpline they have school programs, carer and support programs, as well as recovery and treatment options.

 Visit The Butterfly Foundation Website

Eating Disorders Queensland

Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ), formerly known as the Eating Disorders Association (EDA) and The Eating Issues Centre (TEIC), amalgamated to become ED QLD which provides support to both individuals with an eating disorder, as well as their carers and loved ones. They are Brisbane based and run some amazing programs such as The Community Table, the Peer Mentoring Program, Carers and Families Skills Based Group, Weekly Carers Support Groups. Some of their services reach to the Sunshine Coast see you can contact them to see what is currently available.

Visit EDQ Website

Podcasts
  • Foodpsych
  • The Mindful Dietitian
  • The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast
  • Body Kindness
Books

For people with eating disorders

  • Life Without Ed by Jenni Schaefer
  • 8 Keys to Recovery by Carolyn Costin
  • Overcoming Binge Eating: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop by DR Christopher Fairburn
  • Biting the Hand That Starves You by Richard Maisel, David Epston, Ali Borden
  • Goodbye Ed, Hello Me by Jenni Schaefer
  • Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon
  • Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield
Self Help Resources

Centre for Clinical Interventions is a West Australian based clinical program that offers fantastic interventions for a wide range of mental health concerns. Their modules are easy to work through either by yourself or with the help of a therapist. You can find these for eating disorder on the link below:

Looking After Yourself – Disordered Eating

Recovery resources is a website established by Sarah-Louise McKenzie who has a lived experience of an eating disorder. She has created a whole gamut of helpful resources to assist in the recovery journey:

Recovery Resources

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Resources for Carers of Someone Living with an Eating Disorder

Support Services

We would firstly like to acknowledge how difficult it can be to support an individual with an eating disorder. It can seem confusing, illogical and irrational sometimes, almost as though it’s an uphill battle, but please know that everything you do makes a difference. Recovery is much more challenging without the love and support of friends and families. Your role is vitally important.

The Butterfly Foundation

The Butterfly Foundation was founded by Claire Middleton in response to her own experience of eating disorders which affected herself and her two daughters. They offer amazing resources to support people diagnosed with an eating disorder, including a national helpline which provides support over the phone, email and online. They can be contacted via 1800334673.

In addition to their national helpline they have school programs, carer and support programs, as well as recovery and treatment options.

 Visit The Butterfly Foundation Website

Eating Disorders Queensland

Eating disorders Queensland (ED QLD), formerly known as Eating Disorders Association (EDA) and The Eating Issues Centre (TEIC) amalgamated to become ED QLD which provides support to both the individual with the eating disorder, as well as carers and loved ones. They are based in Brisbane and run some amazing programs such as Carers and Families Skills Based Groups, as well as weekly carers support groups. Some of their services reach to the Sunshine Coast see you can contact them to see what is currently available.

Visit EDQ Website

EDQ have also put together an amazing resource called the Carers Help Kit which contains resources for getting together a treating team and accessing support for carers. It also talks about the carer peer mentor program, available phone supports, how to manage difficult conversation and meal times plus much more:

Eating Disorders Carer Help Kit

Carers Queensland

Carers Queensland offer resources for carers and families who are affected by eating disorders. They offer forums and an online courses which assists in skill building when caring for a loved one who has a major mental health issue:

Visit Carers Queensland Website

Other Helpful Websites & Forums
Early Intervention for Parents to Assess an Emerging Eating Disorder
Books
  • Skills Based Caring for a Loved One With and Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method by Janet Treasure
  • My Kid Is Back: Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa by June Alexander and Daniel le Grange
  • Help Your Teenager Beat and Eating Disorder by James Locke and Daniel le Grange
  • Ed Says You Said by June Alexander and Cate Sangster
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Resources for Referrers

Websites

Psychologist
InsideOut

InsideOut is Australia’s national institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders. With resources, rigour and perseverance we aim to transform the treatment landscape for eating disorders in this country, and ultimately find a cure.

The Institute comprises a team of expert researchers, clinicians and public policy-makers dedicated to solving the tyranny of eating disorders.’

Their website contains multiple resources for professionals including e-learning packages, assessment templates, questionnaires and other education materials. They also outline many events relevant to raising awareness and continuing professional development.

Visit InsideOut Website

CEED

The Victorian Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) was established in 2002 in an effort to improve service delivery for clients presenting with eating disorders and their families. It has played a role in building a statewide response to eating disorder treatment in the public mental health system.

It also provides resources on assessment and treatment, medical management and best practice guidelines.

Visit CEED Website

NEDC

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is a collaboration of people and organisations with a special interest in eating disorders. It has produced a GP resource pack featured on numerous websites, along with other clinical resources and eLearning packages.

Visit NEDC Website

QUEDS

The Queensland Eating Disorder Service (Queds) is a Brisbane based, statewide service which provides consultation liaison services, education and support to clinicians and GPs. They also provide free treatment for individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder in the form of clinical assessment, group and individual therapy.

If you are requiring clinical support regarding a patient or client, they provide over the phone professional peer support on (07)31140809.

Visit Queds website

Eating Disorders Queensland

Eating Disorders Queensland have also developed resources for GPs which can be found via the carers helpkit page. Whilst the website title is a little misleading, it includes education on eating disorders, diagnosis and assessment, as well as highlighting treatment interventions from inpatient to community. 

It also has various resources to assist GPs in navigating the new eating disorder item number and treatment plans, as well as other areas where you can access professional support in Queensland.

Eating Disorders Carer Help Kit

SCEDS

The Sunshine Coast Eating Disorder Service (SCEDS) also provides support to local GPs and clinicians in the form of consultation liaison services. If you require support from an experienced eating disorder clinician via phone about a clinical case they are a very useful resource:

Eating Disorder Service | Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

GP Education & Training

We are very passionate about working closely with our multidisciplinary colleagues and provide regular information evenings and information sessions in house to GPs and allied health practices. We do this to support your knowledge and skill building with eating disorders so that you feel comfortable in treating clients or alternatively can make a decision about when to refer to an eating disorder service.

Please contact us on 0754060393 if you wish to book into one of our information evenings, or if you’d like for us to attend your clinic.

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General Mental Health & Psychological Resources

Websites

Black Dog Institute

Black dog institute provides access to resources that are not only about depression. It also covers topics including suicide, anxiety, bipolar (another mood disorder) and post traumatic stress disorder. It gives fact sheets, questionnaires and self tests, an online clinic and lots of other resources for each condition.

Visit Black Dog Institute Website

Sane

Sane is another major mental health organisation doing some fantastic work in the area of service delivery and research. They provide a help centre which is an online and free call service which provides information to individuals and their families. They can be contacted on 1800187263 or via their website.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides 24/7 phone support, with additional chat and email options for those that prefer a less direct medium. The also provide forums which discuss various topics and information on a wide range of mental health concerns, including early parenting experiences and drug and alcohol. Their 24/7 phone line can be contacted via 1800224636 

Visit Beyond Blue Website

Podcasts
  • Psychologists Off the Clock
  • Tara Brach
  • Happier with Gretchen Rubin
  • The Trauma Therapist  with Guy Macpherson
  • The Positive Psychology Podcast
  • All in the Mind
  • Brain Science Podcast
  • Feeling Good Podcast
Books
  • Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
  • Radical Compassion by Tara Brach
  • The Compassionate Mind by Paul Gilbert
  • The Happiness Trap The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris
  • Reinventing Your Life by Jeffrey Young
  • The Gift of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Fran
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