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Eating disorders explained

Understand the causes and symptoms of eating disorders, whether your loved one is suffering from anorexia, bulimia or another form of eating disorder.

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Support services

Most people find helping their loved one on their recovery journey challenging. Many people say it is the hardest thing they have ever done. Becoming informed about EDs and connecting ...

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Hope and recovery

Eating disorders are multi-faceted and complex to treat, but full recovery is possible at any stage.

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Making a donation, whether one off or regular, can make a huge difference. Make a donation today.

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EDANZ: Helping the helpers

EDANZ is run by parents, caregivers, and people who have fully recovered from eating disorders. Although we don’t have medical qualifications, we’ve experienced the challenges of eating disorders in real life. 

We offer support, help and resources to people caring for loved ones with an eating disorder, but we are not able to offer treatment or medical advice for patients themselves. If you have, or are concerned you have an eating disorder, we urge you to visit your GP. Click here for advice on speaking to your GP for the first time.

If you need advice about someone you care about, get in touch now.

Get help now

If you believe your child or loved one is suffering from and eating disorder visit your GP immediately and ask for a referral to an Eating Disorder specialist service. Click here for more ways we can help you.

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Upcoming Events

Please click here for some events you can go to and learn more

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Does your loved one have an eating disorder?

If you’re worried your child or loved one may have an eating disorder, click here to download our check list. If you have and concerns, see your GP immediately

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Contact Us

Please contact us today

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latest events
World Eating Disorders Action Day

June 2nd, 2016 will mark the first , an internationally-recognized day during which members of the eating disorder community, including affected individuals and their families as well as researchers and policy makers, have united virtually to increase access to accurate information, eradicate myths and generate information virtually around the globe.

Q&A with Carers and Recovered Patients

Seminar Room 1, Dept. of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, 4 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch (Cnr of Antigua St. and Oxford Terrace - entrance from Antigua). We have allowed 30 mins at the beginning of the session for people to mingle and connect with others. Light beverages will be provided.

 
Monthly Parent/carer Support groups

EDANZ believes parents have unique abilities to support one another. We invite you to join us for a relaxed coffee break with other parents/carers who are likely to share some of your challenges. A range of resources will be available.

ANZAED 2016 Conference in Christchurch

EDANZ believes parents have unique abilities to support one another. We invite you to join us for a relaxed coffee break with other parents/carers who are likely to share some of your challenges. A range of resources will be available.