ABOUT EDQ

To alleviate the impact of eating disorders

ABOUT EDQ

A safe place for those affected by eating disorders to access a range of services to support recovery.

Through individual and group therapy, peer mentoring and community building, EDQ aims to alleviate the impact of eating disorders for everyone concerned.

Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ) understands that individuals, families, carers and loved ones recover at their own pace. We value the important role that Medical and Psychiatric services can have in recovery from an eating disorder and offer our services as a partner as well as alternative to the medical model, depending on client need. We are an Eating Disorder Service located in Brisbane.

EDQ is a statewide, community-based not-for-profit organisation. We support both individuals who are living with an eating disorder; their carers, loved ones, and key support people.

Support options include therapeutic and psychosocial support for individuals, and coaching and community connection for carers. EDQ also provides early intervention opportunities with community education events focussed on creating healthy relationships with food and our bodies. We are passionate about eradicating weight stigma and diet culture.

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Lived experience drives our service delivery

We promote the voices of lived experience through consultation, employment opportunities and Board representation of both Carer and Peer Lived Experience.

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. Through 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.

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Elder for the Juggera First Nations, explains the significance of our local area – Musgrave Park in West End.

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.

Celebrating the extraordinary diversity of women’s bodies, genders, sexualities, capacities and relationships that we all represent.

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.

EDQ History

EDQ was originally founded in 1996 by a group of feminist practitioners. They sought to develop alternative approaches to the bio-medical model of working with women with eating issues.

Timeline

ANNUAL REPORTS

2020-21

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2019-20

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2018-19

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2017-18

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2016-17

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Donate today

All donations over $2 to Eating Disorders Queensland are tax deductible and give real people 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 be listed as one of our supporters on either our website or in our annual report.

Get involved

Volunteers support our valuable work and goals. We offer a range of volunteering opportunities across a broad range of interest areas, such as event planning, administration tasks, cooking, and gardening. Join our volunteer team or keep an eye out for specific volunteer opportunities via our social media.

Eating Disorders Queensland

We support a vibrant community of individuals recovering from an eating disorder, including people with lived experiences, carers and family members.

LOCATION:
51 Edmondstone Street,
Yuggera Country,
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

CALL: (07) 3844 6055

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