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
The Peer Support Group aims to provide those in recovery with an opportunity to connect with other peers who have shared similar experiences.
Groups will be facilitated by Eating Disorders Queensland staff with lived experience, who will work alongside group participants to find solutions to common problems and help to navigate the pathway to recovery.
Each session is based on group-led discussion, aiming to foster and support recovery and offer an opportunity to connect with others who also have experience of eating issues and/or recovery. Each group contains at least one EDQ worker with lived experience, who helps to ensure that conversations are safe for all participants. Participants can choose which sessions to attend, and sessions are open to all stages of recovery, and all types of eating issues.
Peer Support Group is held three times a month on a Thursday evening, alternating between an online group and an in-person group. If you are interested in attending the group or finding out more, please contact us.
Common benefits of peer support groups include:
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Eating Disorders Queensland
We support a vibrant community of individuals recovering from an eating disorder, including people with lived experiences, carers and key supports.
51 Edmondstone Street,
South Brisbane, QLD 4101
CALL: (07) 3844 6055
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.