Eating Disorders Queensland’s (EDQ) response to Four Corners “Fading Away: Australia’s secret battle with eating disorders” segment
Four Corners aired an episode entitled “Fading Away: Australia’s secret battle with eating disorders” on
Join this workshop with EDQ lived experience team members Lisa and Amira to co-create a template for an ‘Eating Disorder Treatment/Support Passport’. Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week (BIEDAW) […]
Join Amber (Eating Disorder Practitioner) and Amira (Peer Support Worker) for our Recovery Warriors group session on the 14th of September. Recovery Warriors is a monthly psychoeducation group focused on […]
This online group is a great way to connect with both our Carer Coaches, and with other people who are supporting a person with an eating disorder. During this session, […]
This Peer Support Group will focus on the Queer experience - anyone who identifies as LGBTIQA+, or as an ally, is welcome to attend! Laura will be facilitating this session. […]
The Community Table is a 5 week meal support program. The goals for this group are around adequacy at meal time, social connectedness and self-care. This is Week 3 of the […]
Join Mandy for Peer Support Group this week! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to be informed when RSVPs open for each Peer Support Group
Join us for songwriting and musical expression with musician and ED practitioner Christophe. New participants are welcome and no musical experience is needed! RSVP to email@example.com
The Community Table is a 5 week meal support program. The goals for this group are around adequacy at meal time, social connectedness and self-care. This is Week 4 of the […]
The EDQ Peer Group support individuals with eating disorders. The sense of community created in these groups and the story sharing by participants offers support and those suffering can often […]
Caring through Eating Disorder Recovery: A lived experience story
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.