Eating Disorders Qld is presenting a week-long schedule of Instagram Live events to promote World Eating Disorder Action Day (WEDAD) 1-5 June 2020.
We invite you to join us, live on Instagram, each day from June 1st to 5th, as we #ShareOurStory and discuss topics related to the theme of storytelling as part of eating disorder recovery.
EDQ will be talking to various health professionals from the eating disorder sector, alongside people with a lived experience of eating disorders, both as individuals, and as carers/loved ones/key supports.
Each day we will host a conversation related to #ShareYourStory, #EatingDisordersCantAffordtoWait, #WeDoAct on Eating Disorders Qld Instagram account. Watch live videos on the Instagram app or on Instagram.com. Simply tap or click on our profile image to watch the live-stream. Make sure you are following our Instagram account and have notifications turned on to ensure you don’t miss these great events!
You’ll be able to interact with us in real time, and our hosts will be answering any questions relating to the topic they are discussing. If you’ve got a question you’d like to ensure is answered during the live-stream, please email , and include the daily topic that the question relates to.
If you can’t make the live-stream, do not worry – we will also be sharing the saved videos on our website so you can view them at your convenience.
- Monday 1st June: Weight Stigma
Nat Scales. Eating Disorders Practitioner, EDQ & Janet Lowndes. Director/ Principal Psychologist, Mind Body Well, Melbourne
- Tuesday 2nd June: Connect with EDQ
Christophe Langlasse, Eating Disorders Practitioner, EDQ & Melissa Cheras, Carer Coach, EDQ
- Wednesday 3rd June: Recovery through Connected Eating
Amber Dwinell & David Langford, Eating Disorders Practitioners, EDQ
- Thursday 4th June: Residential Treatment – A First For Australia
Belinda Chelius, General Manager EDQ & Kevin Barrow, CEO, Butterfly Foundation
- Thursday 4th June: Recovery through Counselling
Emily Stanley & Emma Trappett, Senior Practitioners, EDQ
- Friday 5th June: Recovery is Possible – The Individual Experience
Chloe Bochow, Lived Experience of Eating Disorder Recovery & Lisa Kelly, Eating Disorders Practitioner, EDQ
- Friday 5th June: Recovery is Possible – The Carer Experience
Mary-Ann Kissane, Carer Coach, EDQ & Marc Bryant, Lived Experience as a Carer
What is World Eating Disorders Action Day?
World Eating Disorders Action Day (WEDAD) is a grassroots movement designed for and by people affected by an eating disorder, their families, and the medical and health professionals who support them.
This international day of awareness and action, held on June 2nd each year, is dedicated to disseminating accurate information and changing the ways that eating disorders are understood and perceived. The WEDAD campaign aims to raise global awareness that eating disorders are serious, treatable, illnesses that result from a complex interplay of genetics, biology, and environment.
Eating disorders do not discriminate and affect people from all genders, ethnicities, sizes, nationalities, and ages. The 2020 theme of #ShareYourStory highlights the diversity within the eating disorder sector and raises the valuable voices of lived experience to an international platform.
Eating Disorders Qld celebrates WEDAD each year in an effort to increase awareness of, and action towards, eating disorders, while reducing stigma towards those who live with eating disorders. WEDAD is a key event on our advocacy calendar.