EDQ office will re-open from Tuesday April 6th. Masks must be worn in common areas and in counselling rooms.
All hygiene protocols including frequent hand washing will be followed.
If you are feeling unwell or prefer a telehealth appointment, please let your practitioner know.
Groups will also be running from Tuesday April 6th, with social distancing and masks. If you feel unwell, please do not attend a group session.
- you must carry a face mask at all times and wear indoors, unless you have a lawful reason not to
- gatherings in private residences (homes and accommodation) are limited to 30 persons in total
- you can leave your home for any purpose. You can travel anywhere in Australia. Please note other states and territories may have restrictions in place that prevent you from travelling to them
- visitors to aged care facilities, disability accommodation services, hospitals and correctional facilities are restricted across the state
- Retail food services, entertainment venues and high risk businesses must only open for seated eating and drinking (inside), standing to eat and drink as well as dancing (outside), takeaway and delivery. Remember to always check in when visiting a venue. Find out more about providing, collecting and storing contact information.
Masks for QueenslandYou must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as:
- shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
- hospitals and aged care facilities
- hospitality venues such as restaurants and cafés (not required for patrons while seated; customer-facing staff only)
- churches and places of worship
- indoor recreational facilities and gym (except if doing strenuous exercise)
- indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can't physically distance)
- public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport
- airports and travelling on planes.
- EDQ treatment and support services will be offered via telehealth (Microsoft Teams or phone)
- EDQ Peer Support Worker can provide 1:1 meal support and peer support to clients via telehealth
- Read updated details of our response to Covid 19 here
- Keep up to date with Qld Health updates here
- Read the current Qld Health 'Roadmap to Recovery' here
- Read our Physical Isolation Resource List here
- Keep up to date with Department of Health (National) updates here
- Read: Guide for Clients to set up counselling /coaching space via telehealth
- Read: Guide for Practitioners to set up your telehealth workplace
Eating Disorders Queensland is a statewide, community-based not-for-profit organisation. We promote positive body image and prevention of eating issues. Supportive therapeutic options for individuals living with eating issues and their families and friends are also offered.
The Eating Issues Centre (TEIC) and Eating Disorders Association (EDA) have merged to form Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ).
EDQ is funded by Queensland Health. We provide the largest community support and treatment services for individuals and families living with and recovering from eating disorders, their carers and loved ones. By the sharing of recovery wisdom we aim to involve people with a lived experience, carers and family members and loved ones.
We would like to respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which Eating Disorders Queensland operate, and Elders past, present and emerging. Honouring the women elders in diverse communities of which we are a part. Celebrating the extraordinary diversity of women’s bodies, genders, sexualities, capacities and relationships that we all represent.
We acknowledge the lived experience of those with an Eating Disorder and other Mental Health issues.
Also those impacted by suicide or substance use and the contribution families, friends, carers and professionals make to their recovery. We respect and value their opinions and integrate their opinions into serviced delivery and change.
Respect is also due to those in the community who have tirelessly advocated for positive social and political change. Particularly around issues predominantly impacting women and children including women’s rights, equality, sexual and domestic violence, and changes for the LGBTIQ+ community.
Vodcast Episode 5, part 2. Holiday Season Preparation: A Conversation
Our General Manager Belinda Chelius joined Carer Leslee, and Lived Experience Speaker Laura recently to answer questions we received from clients, regarding the December holiday season; a difficult time for those in eating disorder recovery, as well as for their loved ones.
EDQ Latest News & Events
Brisbane North PHN is to facilitate the development of care pathways relating to five conditions or areas.
The Eating Disorder Social Worker/Psychologist/Counsellor provides therapeutic services to people with a range of eating disorders.
Instagram Live event – ‘Challenging Fatphobia’ with Nic McDermid
Information on EDQ’s updated COVID-19 response in line with changing restrictions in the Greater Brisbane area.
EDQ does not provide a crisis counselling service. If you’re feeling distressed and need help now, contact these 24 hour services:
Recovered - Eating Issues in Our Own Words. Filmed in 2016 when we were still The Eating Issues Centre. This short film is an introduction to who we are and what we do. The main theme of this film is that recovery from eating issues is possible, whoever you are and whatever stage of treatment you find yourself at.