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.
Carer Fatigue: Vodcast Episode 3
Our General Manager Belinda Chelius and carer Marc Bryant talk in depth about this common and very real issue for Carers, Families and Loved Ones.
EDQ Latest News & Events
The holiday season can be joyful, but there are emotional triggers that cause some to struggle, particularly for those recovering from an eating disorder. The key to thriving through the holidays is all in the planning ahead.
We are so thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Carer Help Kit! We have been working on updating this website to ensure that all information is up to date and useful.
In Episode 3 of our Recovery Through Connected Eating Vodcast, we discuss Carer Fatigue. Listen here for more about this common and very real issue for Carers, Families and Loved Ones.
EDQ is currently seeking carers who would like to join our Carer Peer Mentor Program.
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.