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.

Download the accompanying e-page here.

The Community Table: Recovery Through Connected Eating - Episode 2. Belinda Chelius and Megan Bray from Eating Disorders Queensland discuss Megan's journey through recovery. They talk about "Bad" Foods and "Good" Foods, Myths about Carbohydrates, What does an adequate meal look like? & Tips for Eating Over the Holidays.

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

Our Peer Mentor Program pairs a person 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

Coping with Holiday Season

Coping with Holiday Season

December 11, 2019

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.

Carer Help Kit: New website launched

Carer Help Kit: New website launched

December 11, 2019

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.

Carer Fatigue: Vodcast Episode 3

Carer Fatigue: Vodcast Episode 3

December 4, 2019

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 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.