EDQ is open and has masks available for visitors.
Hand washing is required upon entry to the building, and we are practicing social distancing.
Clients can choose if they prefer an in-person or telehealth session for all bookings.
QLD Health Directions - Face masksYou are strongly encouraged to continue to carry a face mask with you at all times, to provide added protection if you are in a situation where you cannot maintain social distancing. When attending a big event, in a shopping centre or travelling on public transport, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask – especially when entering, exiting or moving through areas where lots of people are gathered. Face masks remain mandatory at all times in the following situations:
- at Queensland airports (indoor and outdoor areas)
- during a domestic commercial flight
- if you are arriving to Queensland from overseas or from a COVID-19 hotspot, you must wear a face mask while travelling from the airport until you reach your allocated room in your quarantine accommodation
- if you are a driver of a bus, coach service, taxi or rideshare transporting a person required to quarantine.
- EDQ treatment and support services will be offered face to face or 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
Upcoming 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 staff will be working remotely Friday 8th & Monday 11th. Counselling sessions will be done via Microsoft Teams.
General Manager Belinda Chelius joined Carer Leslee, and Lived Experience Speaker Laura to answer questions we received from clients.
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.