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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: October 2014

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Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is defined by the persistent restriction of energy intake, intense fear of gaining weight and disturbance in self-perceived weight or shape

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Professional Development

We will continue throughout 2019 to update and improve the NEDC website and welcome any feedback you may have on the site

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Stages of Change

This model seeks to understand a persons motivation towards achieving change and recovery

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Secondary Prevention

There is considerable overlap between indicated prevention and secondary prevention, with both methods sharing various aims and targeting similar groups

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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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Families, Carers, Lived experience

A carer can be a parent, partner, friend, grandparent, child, sibling, grandchild, neighbouror any other person caring for someone with an eating disorder

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Get Help

You can find all available services in Australia on this page including The Butterfly Foundation Helpline, which is specifically dedicated to eating disorders

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Eating Disorders in Australia

Eating disorders and disordered eating together are estimated to affect over 16% of the Australian population

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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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What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders are estimated to affect approximately 9% of the Australian population and the rate is increasing

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