On Wednesday 7th September, Senior Practitioner Christophe and Care Navigator/Public Health Lead Rohie travelled to Cairns to participate in the first annual Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service Eating Disorder Forum. This forum took place as part of Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
The organised by the North Queensland Eating Disorder Service (NQuEDS) and Cairns Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) brought together practitioners in a range of specialities from across Far North Queensland.
Pictured: Christophe and Rohie from EDQ, Peer Support Worker Mandy, Lived Experience Speaker Tamara, and dietitians Fiona and Emma
It was a great forum where we were able to learn from other services and exchange information on how we can support each other across Queensland. It was also heartening to see so much respect for, and inclusion of, those with lived experience. We look forward to participating again in the future!