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Eating Disorders Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria is the primary source of support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria.

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) connects those whose lives are affected by eating disorders with the people, services and hope they need for recovery.

EDV incorporates a unique approach to the provision of clinical and non-clinical support services through a blend of qualified professionals and lived experience of employees and volunteers.

The approach and services provided by EDV have a direct impact on the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of Victorians every year.

Eating Disorders Victoria operates a helpline, that provides information, guidance and support to anyone whose life is affected by an eating disorder, body image issues or disordered eating.

The Eating Disorders Helpline, 1300 550 236, is the first point of contact with support, guidance, information and referrals for thousands of people with an eating disorder and their families, partners and friends. Available Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 5.00pm.

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Having the Conversation: Fitness Professionals | How Far Is Too Far?

Its important not to ignore the problem when you suspect someone is struggling Be confident that talking to them will not make things worse There are many steps you can take to be prepared for the conversation and their reactionsAs a fitness professional, you have probably been in the situation where you suspect one of your clients, students or team members may have an eating disorder

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Eating disorders in children, teens, midlife and pregnancy - Eating Disorders Victoria

Pregnancy can also be a stressful time and can place a lot of pressure on someone who already has mental health concerns

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For parents - Eating Disorders Victoria

Discovering that your child has an eating disorder can be an extremely confusing, frustrating and painful experience

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Worried About Yourself | How Far Is Too Far?

If you are worried about yourself, seek help dont wait until you think its serious enough There are many options for help and support

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Key research and statistics - Eating Disorders Victoria

The number of people in Australia with an eating disorder at any given time is estimated to be 913,986, or approximately 4% of the population (Butterfly Foundation, 2012)

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Other eating disorders - Eating Disorders Victoria

According to the DSM-5 criteria, to be diagnosed as having OSFED, a person must present with symptoms similar to other eating disorders but not meet the full criteria of, for example, anorexia or bulimia

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Learn About Binge Eating Disorder | How Far Is Too Far?

BED (Binge Eating Disorder) is a psychological illness that was only recently officially recognised as an eating disorder

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Services and Treatments | How Far Is Too Far?

There isoften a range of health professionals involved in one persons care and treatment Not all eating disorders are treated the same way Most eating disorders are not treated in hospital settingsProfessional treatment for eating disorders includes physical health management, nutritional advice and mental health management

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Creating a Positive Workplace | How Far Is Too Far?

Ensure your workplace has clear policies around eating disorders and mental health Be confident you and other staff members know how to address any issues that arise, and how to support people to seek professional help Encourage your staff and trainers to be healthy role modelsA healthy work environment is important for staff, clients and players

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Having the Conversation | How Far Is Too Far?

Its not always easy to broach such a difficult topic of conversation with someone youre worried about

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