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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Help with research

If you are a carer or a person who has or had an ED, please consider spending a few minutes to participate in research via an online survey from the University of Otago: "The Costs of Eating Disorders in NZ"

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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.

EDANZ submission to the Government Mental Health Inquiry

EDANZ is extremely concerned about the current state of eating disorder treatment in NZ. Read EDANZ's submission and the results of the survey that informed the submission.

Does your loved one have an eating disorder?

If you're worried your child or loved one may have an eating disorder, there is a useful online tool to highlight common warning signs. If you have any concerns, see your GP immediately.

Contact us

We are here to support you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch...

latest events
One-Day Workshop: New Treatment Approach for Eating Disorders

Knowledge is Power. Action brings Change.
Together They Heal.

Three international experts, Laura Hill, Stephanie Peck and Christina Wierenga, highly regarded in the treatment and research of eating disorders, will present this one-day workshop for carers and clinicians. 

Support EDANZ with a tee

Support EDANZ by buying a NopeSisters body love any size teeshirt . EDANZ benefits from every teeshirt sold. The tee is created to celebrate bodies of any size and encourage positive body image. EDANZ is grateful for Nopesisters ' support.

Helping Hands Summit

Eating Disorder Caregiver Skills: Parents, spouses and anyone who cares for someone with an eating disorder will benefit from this unique and highly informative online summit launching October 13th.

Resources for Adults seeking help or in recovery

ROAR Reach Out and Recover is an interactive resource, developed for adults who have eating and body concerns and/or who may be at risk of developing an eating disorder. Eating Disorder Recovery for Adults was developed by Tabitha Farrar after her recovery from a ten year battle with an eating disorder. She is now dedicated to helping others (sufferers and their families) to learn as much as they can in order to recover.

Anorexia Nervosa Research - Exciting News!

A landmark study led by UNC School of Medicine and researchers from NZ and around the world has identified the first genetic locus for anorexia nervosa.

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. Information on our range of resources will be available. Contact our helpline on 0800 2 EDANZ / (09) 522 2679