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.
World Eating Disorder Action Day (WEDAD) 2019 was on June 2nd.
This year's theme is: Eating Disorders Can't Afford to Wait.
EDQ Latest News & Events
Our new monthly support group with a different recovery-focused theme each month. This first month’s theme will be ‘preparing for the holiday season’.
New Medicare changes are set to come into place on November 1, 2019, meaning that some Australians living with eating disorders will be able to access increased support through Medicare.
Seeking participants for the next round of our 6-week trauma-informed yoga group, facilitated by Nat.
Are you working towards goals around nutrition, or looking for a community-based meal support program? Try Community Table!
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.