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Eating disorders are a serious mental illness – not a lifestyle choice, a diet gone wrong or a fad. Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) is here to support anyone with their journey to recovery from an eating disorder. 

Our Helpline is the first point of contact for people with an eating disorder. The Helpline is free, confidential and provides information and support for people with an eating disorder, their family and friends. 

Did you know there are over 230,000 people in Victoria with an eating disorder?

Our Helpline is often the first point of call for people with an eating disorder.

Help us reach our fundraising target to support our Helpline. Without these funds EDV will not be able to provide a safe place for people to seek information, openly discuss their own experience with an eating disorder and be supported to seek treatment options.

To make a tax deductible donation, please CLICK HERE 

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Right-handed females with a current diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa are required to take part in two sessions at Swinburne University (Hawthorn).

Right-handed biological sisters of individuals with Anorexia Nervosa are also required to take part in one session at Swinburne University (Hawthorn).

These sessions will involve a set of neuropsychological tests and MRI scans. The time commitment is approximately 2.5-3 hours for the first session and 1.5-2 hours for the second session.

Participants will be reimbursed with a total of $70 for two sessions (anorexia nervosa participants) and $40 for one session (sisters of individuals with anorexia nervosa).

To express your interest in participating and for more information, please contact Dr Andrea Phillipou at ap@unimelb.edu.au.

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Mental Health Professionals’ Network
Abbotsford Eating Disorders Network Meeting


The role of the GP in eating disorders detection


General practitioners are often the first health professional that someone with concern about eating behaviour connect with. Join GP, Dr Elizabeth Rowe and EDV’s Client Services Manager, Kelly Edwards to talk about the role GPs play in the early identification and diagnosis on eating disorders.


Coordinator: Kelly Edwards

Guest Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Rowe - GP & Kelly Edwards - EDV’s Client Services Manager,

Topic: The role of the GP in eating disorders detection

Date: Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: Collingwood Football Club Community Centre
Level 2, Cnr Lulie & Abbot Sts
Abbotsford, 3067

Catering: Light supper provided

RSVP: Please register your acceptance or apology for this meeting.

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Hi Geelong supporters,

We'd love to hear from you about our Pathways to Recovery Workshop! The workshop is currently planned to start on May 2nd from 2pm-4pm, however we are having to postpone the start date due to a lack of enrollments. We really want to be engaging with those in recovery in Geelong, and we know that the need is there as we are currently running a sold out Carers workshop on Wednesday nights! We'd love to hear your feedback about this workshop or if you have any general feedback as to how we can better engage with the Geelong community. Follow the link below to fill out a quick survey- thank you in advance!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LMSFJ73

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This research is investigating the link between personality and anorexia nervosa. This research is open to participants who are over 18 years old and have a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa.

I have received ethical permission to conduct my research from Sheffield Hallam University, to conduct my research on eating disorder forums. This study does not request any identifiable information, you will be free to withdraw at any time and no distress is anticipated.

I would greatly appreciate your contribution to my research project. The aim of this research is to enhance current knowledge on anorexia and if appropriate propose recommendations in treatment. If you would like to participate, please click on the below link. This will take you to a questionnaire, which will take approximately 15-20 mins to complete.

https://shusls.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IKzxGMT0WLBf1z

If you have any questions please let me know.

Many thanks

Rob Hodges

Rob.Hodges@student.shu.ac.uk

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Project Description:

Researchers at Deakin University are interested in Investigating the Role of Rumination (repetitive negative thinking) in relation to distress tolerance and disordered eating behavior for the general population.

If you are an adult and identify engaging in occasional disordered eating (any eating which feels out of control) you are invited to take part in this study, where you will complete an online questionnaire. The questionnaire includes questions around eating behavior, emotion regulation, body dissatisfaction and rumination. This will greatly contribute to our knowledge of how these processes interact with eating behavior.

The survey will take approximately 25 -30 minutes of your time. All information is de-identified and confidential. If you would like further information on the study, please contact Alexandra Griffin afgri@deakin.edu.au

Link to Complete Survey: https://deakinsurveys.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25zdizRUtd2qu8Z

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Eating Disorders Victoria

presents

Pathways to Recovery Workshops

An eight- week group for people recovering from an eating disorder

With an emphasis on Wellness, this workshop will help participants  develop practical skills in order to aid and enhance their recovery.  The workshops will be facilitated by staff from EDV but will be structured in such a way that participants will also share their knowledge.

This series of workshops will be structured around a weekly topic, inlcuding:

  1. Healthy you: information about mental health and what that looks like and means
  2. Emotional wellbeing - how do you look after yourself – self-care and self-acceptance
  3. Communication and self-advocacy skills – how to develop a nurturing positive dialogue with self and others
  4. Stigma and Discrimination – what do these words mean and how do they impact upon lives
  5. Social connections – how do you create and maintain friendships/relationships and how to you let someone support you
  6. Developing compassion towards self – developing personal strength and confidence
  7. Mindfulness – relaxation and self-care
  8. The final week will be based around an activity.

Support Groups give people affected by an eating disorder the opportunity to draw upon the support, experience and skills of others facing similar issues. EDV groups allow people to discuss and share their experiences, emotions and challenges, and to develop positive strategies in a safe and supportive environment.

Workshop Where When Time Cost Registration
Abbotsford

Eating Disorders Victoria

Level 2, Cnr Lulie & Abbot Streets, Abbotsford

Friday April 6 - May 25

(8 sessions)

10am -12pm $40 (for 8 sessions) Book tickets
Geelong

Lifeline Training Facility, 1 McKillop Street Geelong

Wednesday May 2 - June 20

(8 sessions)

2pm - 4pm $40 (for 8 sessions) Book tickets
Ballarat

headspace Ballarat

28 Camp Street, Ballarat

Monday April 30 - June 25

(8 sessions)

11am -1pm

$40 (for 8 sessions) Book tickets
Dandenong

headspace Dandenong

211 Thomas Street, Dandenong 

Wednesday May 2 - June 20

(8 sessions)
10am - 12pm $40 (for 8 sessions) Book tickets
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About the role

The EDV Board of Directors is a skills-based board of up to 9 members with substantial skills and expertise, drawn from the corporate, private, public and community sectors. Board members work in a voluntary capacity to provide strategic oversight and governance in line with EDV’s mission.

We have a vacancy on the board due to the recent resignation of a long serving member. EDV is now seeking a director who ideally has worked in the IT sector, preferably with project management experience at a senior level.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate effective communication skills and strong relationship building capabilities. Knowledge of the community and/or health sector is an advantage but not a prerequisite. The board member will be expected to attend all board meetings, join a subcommittee and support the strategic plan of the organisation.

The time commitment will be in the vicinity of 6-8 hours/mth.

All board members are required to be financial members of EDV.

Click here to view the selection criteria

How to Apply

Written applications that address your suitability for the role and a current CV will be accepted by email at board@eatingdisorders.org.au

For further information, please contact Russ Wood (Chair) at 0422-949408


Closing date is Thursday 12th April

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The purpose of this study is to gain insight into the lived experience of anorexia nervosa in males.

If you are male, 18 years and over, and have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at some point in your life, you are welcome to participate.

What will happen to me if I take part?

If you agree to participate you will be asked to complete a consent form. You will then take part in a semi-structured interview that will last for approximately 1 hour. The questions that will be asked will be open and non-leading, as the researcher would like to obtain information based on your personal experiences with anorexia nervosa. The interview will be audio recorded.

What are the potential disadvantages and risks of taking part in this study?

On a whole, anorexia nervosa is a very sensitive topic. You will be asked to provide details on how this illness has affected you, so you could face psychological or emotional distress during the process. If you think this is likely to happen, please re-consider taking part. If you do take part you can stop the interview at any time and withdraw your data up to two weeks after the interview.

What are the possible benefits of taking part?

It is hoped that this study will help further our understanding on the effects of anorexia nervosa on males.

What if there is a problem?

Any complaint about the way you have been dealt with during the study or any possible harm you might suffer will be addressed. If you have a concern about any aspect of this study, you should ask to speak to the research supervisor, Dr Jeanet Ingwersen, who will do her best to answer your questions.

Will my taking part in the study be kept confidential?

Yes. I will follow ethical and legal practice and all information about you will be handled in confidence. All information which is collected about you during the course of the research will be kept strictly confidential, and any information about you will have your name and contact details removed so that you cannot be recognised.

What will happen to the results of the research study?

The results of this study will be used for dissertation purposes only.

Who has reviewed the study? Teesside University School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law Research Ethics Committee have reviewed the study.

Contact for Further Information

If you require any further information about the study please contact the researcher: Uroosa Parveen Naveed via email at Q5016977@live.tees.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can also contact the research supervisor Dr Jeanet Ingwersen at: J.Ingwersen@tees.ac.uk.

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Research call out

Researchers at UNSW want to know your experience and thoughts on weighing practices during eating disorders treatment.

If you have had psychological treatment and have recovered from an eating disorder, you are invited to take part in this study. Participation involves a 20-min over the phone interview and short survey. As a token of appreciation for your time and effort, you will be reimbursed $10.

To get involved, email Francesca - f.froreich@psy.unsw.edu.au

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