Eating Disorders QLD Recipient of the Mental Health Program Community-Based Eating Disorder Supports Grant
Eating Disorders Qld is very excited and grateful to announce that we have successfully applied
We are looking for eligible speakers who want to join the EDQ Lived Experience community. We provide training at no charge, support to all speakers on an ongoing basis, and share opportunities for lived experience speaking and sharing.
Speakers are trained to share their stories of lived experience within the community at groups and training events for professionals. Speaking events can be held in person or online. There are also opportunities to share your story by pre-recorded video or in writing. Speakers may choose which options to participate based on their availability and interest. Opportunities may be paid or offered on a volunteer basis.
You will need to be available to attend both training dates online. Speakers must be at least 2+ years free from eating disorder behaviours, self-harm behaviours, or any related hospital admissions. We will schedule a brief interview with you before confirming your place in the training.
If you would be interested in joining the community, please reach out to us by email: email@example.com. This training will be facilitated by Amira.
Estimated completion time is 10-15 minutes.
This form is for individuals seeking treatment for themselves.
If you are a carer/key support person, or looking for treatment for another person, please email firstname.lastname@example.org instead.
Hello, this will be your first step of engaging with Eating Disorders Qld. We acknowledge that it can be difficult to discuss your experiences with eating disorder/s and body image issues, particularly at first.
To make it a bit easier, we have developed this form that you can complete and send back to us before we call you.
You will receive a call to discuss the information provided, or we are happy to complete the form with you. During this call we can discuss any questions or touch on issues pertaining to the questions on the form.
After the phone assessment has been completed and we both feel that EDQ is a good fit one of our practitioners will arrange a more comprehensive ‘intake’ session.
During an intake session, you and the practitioner will review your needs, recovery goals and expectations of therapy/holistic recovery needs. This session takes around 90 minutes.
We will also go through Confidentiality and our shared Rights & Responsibilities. Looking forward to meeting you!
Due to the high demand for EDQ’s funded services, and allowing for fair equitable distribution of therapeutic resources to the community:
• EDQ requires 48 working hours’ notice of cancellation for all appointments
• In the event of 3 late cancellations or no-shows, your practitioner will discuss other support options with you before booking another appointment
EDQ acknowledges recovery and the therapeutic process is not linear. Please discuss any changing needs or barriers with your practitioner so EDQ can best support you and the greater community.
To access services with EDQ, we require that you engage regularly with a GP to monitor your medical stability. As part of this process, a GP will need to sign EDQ’s client medical clearance form. Medical monitoring is required for all clients, no matter what kind of eating disorder behaviour is present. Eating disorders have significant impacts on physical health.
If you do not currently have a suitable GP, please let us know and we can assist you to find one.