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COVID-19 Safety

Updated 01/04/2021

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.

EDQ is following the health directions from the CMO. Please contact us on for further details.

Face Masks
From 12pm (midday) AEST Thursday 1 April 2021 to Thursday 15 April 2021, restrictions will ease in greater Brisbane. All of Queensland will be subject to the same restrictions:

Masks for Queensland

You 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
  • libraries
  • 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.
It is strongly recommended you wear a mask when outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares. More information on masks is available from the Queensland Health website. Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so. *Strenuous exercise is exercise in or above the aerobic zone including high-intensity interval training, cycling, running.
Telehealth Conferencing
We are now offering telehealth services
  • 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
What is telehealth? Telehealth is a secure videoconferencing method that allows practitioners and clients to connect when they are not able to meet in person. What does this mean for EDQ services? You can still contact us on or (07) 3844 6055 for all enquiries. Individual Counselling, Carer Coaching and some groups are still available via telehealth. Why are we doing this? EDQ is committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community and reducing the risk of exposure to our staff, clients and visitors. For more information and support on using telehealth, please contact us.
Covid-19: Stay Updated
There's so much information being released at the moment and it can be hard to keep up with what is a) current and b) accurate. Avoid being overwhelmed with potentially conflicting messages: we recommend reducing your intake of information relating to COVID-19 to local information as much as possible.

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.

Download the accompanying e-page here | View part 1 here

Get involved

If you'd like to share your experiences, join our mentoring program or help us in any way, find out how.

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Group Therapy

We offer several groups in safe and supportive environments, designed for those with a variety of eating issues.

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How We Work

Underpinned by a unique feminist framework we value relationship, openness, transparency and diversity.

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Peer Mentor Program

Peer Mentor Program

Pairs someone with a lived experience of recovery with a person who is starting out on their recovery journey.

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Our Services

Read about our individual therapy options, find out about how we structure our fees etc.

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Our People

Founded by a group of feminist practitioners with a huge range of experience in counseling and psychology.

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EDQ Latest News & Events

Challenging Fatphobia

Challenging Fatphobia

March 1, 2021

Instagram Live event – ‘Challenging Fatphobia’ with Nic McDermid

Updated COVID-19 Information

Updated COVID-19 Information

January 11, 2021

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:

Emergency, police & ambulance.
Call 000

Lifeline telephone crisis support.
Call 13 11 14

Butterfly's National Helpline.
Call 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673)

Suicide callback service.
Call 1300 659467

Kids helpline.
Call 1800 55 1800

1300 MH Call.
Call 1300 642 255

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.

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Donate to EDQ

All donations over $2 to Eating Disorders Queensland support real people. Through access to counselling, practical assistance to support recovery, groups, equipment for the centre and books for our library. You can make a one-off or regular monthly donation. We would love to acknowledge your generosity and support. Please let us know if you would like to listed as one of our supporters.