EDANZ are actively involved in lobbying the Ministry of Health and the Government to improve access to eating disorder treatment.
In the past few months, as well as meeting with heatlh professionals around the country, we have been in ongoing discussions with the Ministry of Health about the huge increase in demand EDANZ are experiencing for our services and the desperate need for better access to specialist treatment. The difficulty of accessing treatment for people of all ages in every part of the country has also been bought to public attention through multiple stories in the media, a few of which we’ve llnked in this newsletter.
EDANZ are advocating for a review of the current treatment provision for eating disorders. We are stressing the need for a model of care that ensures GPs and other primary health care professionals are educated and supported to provide early diagnosis and referrals to specialist treatment, which is community based, involves family or supports and includes a co-ordinated multidisciplinary team with knowledge and training in the latest evidence-based treatment.
Providing support to parents remains our number-one priority, so please do contact us – we are always only a phone call or an email away. Please remember our website contains a wealth of information and resources and most importantly, there is always hope – eating disorders are treatable, recovery is possible at any stage and any age.
We hope you find the articles below useful, and if you haven’t already, please do register for the 30-day programme for carers https://www.feast-ed.org/register-now-for-our-30-day-educational-service/
Sending very best wishes as we continue to advocate for improved access to treatment and better outcomes for those with eating disorders and their families
Call us today! 0800 2 EDANZ or (09) 5222 679