NDIS

NDIS

EDQ is a Registered NDIS Provider

  • EDQ can provide support letters to clients where appropriate
  • Referral to Local Area Coordination for plan support or management
  • EDQ is not able to assist with applications for the NDIS

NDIS Cost guide for these services

  • Eating Disorders Queensland charges the NDIS Set Fee for all services.
  • Contact EDQ to discuss service agreement details with us.
  • For more information visit www.ndis.gov.au
Therapeutic services program

Therapeutic Supports

NDIS Funding available

Therapeutic Supports supports those recovering from eating disorders with a skilled practitioner in a safe environment.

Therapeutic Supports are available to individuals across Queensland (age 16 and over), either in person or via telehealth. This support option allows people to explore their underlying issues with skilled practitioners in a safe, therapeutic and confidential environment. Appointments are scheduled at a time that suits you and are generally booked for 60 minutes.

There is a waitlist to access individual counselling services. The length of this waitlist varies throughout the year. Since early 2020, we have experienced an unprecedented level of enquiries and new clients, and waiting lengths are unfortunately longer than usual. We are still accepting new clients and offering alternative support options during this waiting time for individual counselling.

Therapeutic Supports – Dietitian

NDIS Funding available

Dietitians often play a significant role in the treatment of eating disorders.

Dietitians are also able to identify or flag concerns for medical admissions for eating disorders. ED-informed dietitians can continue to monitor for signs or symptoms for concerns from a medical perspective or to ensure medical stability. 

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Dietitians can:

  • Translate scientific information into practical advice surrounding food and healthy eating.
  • Teach people with eating disorders how to eat and how to buy appropriate foods (e.g. in a supermarket)
  • Provide individualised nutrition therapy taking into consideration existing medical conditions.
  • Help people in recovery develop a healthy relationship with food and eating patterns.

Dietitians work with patients to address physical concerns related to inadequate nutrition covering:

  • Gastrointestinal concerns, menstrual dysfunction, poor concentration, dizziness and cardiovascular concerns.
  • Advise patients on individualised strategies to achieve adequate nutrition
  • Support clients to develop a healthy relationship with food and overcome food fears
  • Support clients to establish lifelong eating patterns for recovery and general wellbeing
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RAVES

An acronym which describes eating principles seen as being integral to development and maintenance of a positive relationship with food.

The goal of the RAVES model (developed by dietitian Shane Jeffrey) is to bring eating back to basics, without dietary rules, and to support overall health and wellbeing.  The downloadable information on RAVES gives an excellent overview of the aim of dietary intervention for eating disorders.

For information on how to book in with the dietitian, see engaging with EDQ services. Appointment frequency will be determined with your dietitian and varies depending on your stage of recovery etc.

 

 

 

Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

NDIS Funding available

The Recovery Coach provides a non-therapeutic, practical adjunct to those accessing individual therapeutic support.

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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.

It gives hope to clients and the opportunity to practice the skills learnt in therapy in a safe and supportive space. Importantly, Recovery Coaches assist clients normalise the experience of having an eating disorder which can greatly contribute to their overall recovery goals. 

Recovery Coaching sessions can take place either face to face or via telehealth. The number and frequency of sessions will be decided between you and the Recovery Coach.

Clients who wish to engage with a Recovery Coach will also need to be connected with a practitioner.

Through a client-led and strengths focused approach, Recovery Coaches share their personal lived experiences, can answer questions, and offer practical suggestions while enabling them to make a strong connection with those who are going through similar experiences.

The goal of an interpersonal approach is to encourage, inspire and educate their clients. They assist in building confidence and resilience, inspiring them with examples from their life and showing them that their personal challenges can be overcome. This personal connection can help to break down a client’s barriers and is an essential component in building trust. This trusted relationship is often a challenge to achieve but is an important aspect of encouraging a client’s recovery.

 

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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