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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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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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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.

ESTABLISHING THE COST OF EATING DISORDERS IN NEW ZEALAND

This research project involves completing an anonymous 20-30 minute survey to find out the costs of eating disorders experienced by those with a history of an eating disorder and also by carers of a someone who has had an eating disorder. - We want to give people an opportunity to have their say about treatment access issues, treatment and recovery experiences as well as the broad range of impacts of eating disorders, including but not limited to, financial costs.

More parents and carers needed to share in this important study

Thanks to everyone who has participated so far. We have had 87 consumers and 12 carers complete the surveys in the last month. The survey is still open and we are keen to hear from more people, especially those who have been in a caring role. People within the same family can participate to give their differing perspectives. If you are interested in participating or if you know anyone who might be interested, please pass on the link to our study web page where they can read all about the study. Go to www.otago.ac.nz/christchurch/cost-of-eating-disorders to read more about the study and to participate in the survey. If you have any questions about the study, please contact jenny.jordan@otago.ac.nz

 


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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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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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latest events
Invitation to participate in Study into the Cost of Eating Disorders in NZ

What Are The Costs Of Eating Disorders In New Zealand

for Individuals, Families and for Treatment Services?

  • Have you had an eating disorder?
  • Have you been a carer for someone with an eating disorder?

 

Project update: Genetics of Anorexia Nervosa research – New Zealand

Message from Dr Jenny Jordan As 2016 concludes, we would like to give some feedback to the very many people who participated in or contributed in some way to the ANGI project. There are important acknowledgements to make but before then, here is the update

 

 

 
Launch of new early intervention resource for eating disorders for Adults - Reach Out and Recover

This interactive resource has been developed by the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders for adults who have eating and body concerns and who may be at risk of developing an eating disorder. assists adults to identify problems with eating and body image, promotes appropriate help-seeking, and provides guidance on how to seek the right support.

Monthly Parent/carer Support groups

This interactive resource has been developed by the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders for adults who have eating and body concerns and who may be at risk of developing an eating disorder. assists adults to identify problems with eating and body image, promotes appropriate help-seeking, and provides guidance on how to seek the right support.