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NEDC - National Eating Disorders Collaboration

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is an initiative of the federal Department of Health and Ageing. It's a collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise or interest in eating disorders.

NEDC aims to improve the health outcomes of people with, or at risk of developing, an eating disorder in Australia, recognising the need to take a long term approach to promotion, prevention and early intervention for eating disorders.

Their vision is that:

  • eating disorders are a priority mainstream health issue in Australia
  • a healthy, diverse and inclusive Australian society acts to prevent eating disorders
  • every Australian at risk has access to an effective continuum of eating disorders prevention, care and ongoing recovery support

The NEDC website brings research, expertise and opinion from leaders in the field together in one place. It’s a one-stop portal to make eating disorder information more accessible for everyone.

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Last reviewed: September 2019

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Communication

Key communication strategies should contribute to the reduction of risk factors for eating disorders by assisting in the development of resilience and help seeking behaviour, and by working to eliminate the negative stigma currently associated with eating disorders

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Bulimia nervosa

People with bulimia nervosa often place an excessive emphasis on body shape or weight in their self-evaluation

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Disordered Eating & Dieting

Disordered eating can include behaviours that reflect many but not all of the symptoms of feeding and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or other specified feeding and eating disorders (OSFED)

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Binge eating disorder

Unlike those with bulimia nervosa, a person with binge eating disorder will not use compensatory behaviours, such as self-induced vomiting or over-exercising after binge eating

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Seeking Professional Help

Many people can be ashamed of their eating and/or exercise behaviours and they can have strong fears about people discovering their habits or about being judged

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Education Professionals

They can be instrumental in delivering positive messages about body image, healthy eating and exercise behaviours

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Obesity & Eating Disorders

People who are described as obese often experience a high degree of stigma and discrimination, which can lead to lower educational attainment and fewer social and employment opportunities

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Myths

It is important that everyone understands the facts about mental health and eating disorders

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Tips for Carers

Recovering from an eating disorder can be a very slow process and can sometimes take many months or years

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Recovery

For many people, recovery from an eating disorder signifies an end to eating disorder attitudes and behaviours and the development of a healthier physical and psychological state of being

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