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January 2023 Newsletter

In this issue...

    • Bites of knowledge – Five short videos on evidence-based eating disorder treatments
    • Article – Anxiety during weight restoration and anorexia recovery
    • Feast of Knowledge one-day conference – 27 February
    • Training event for clinicians – Auckland, 14 March
    • Upcoming support meetings

This month we are pleased to provide you with two fabulous resources: a series of short videos from FEAST on different evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, and an article about anxiety during anorexia treatment, particularly during weight restoration. 

As well, we let you know about two upcoming events with international experts – a one-day online webinar for parents and caregivers, and a one-day training in Auckland for clinicians. We encourage you to take up these opportunities to learn about the latest developments in eating disorder treatment. Knowledge is power.

Eating disorder treatment

Bites of Knowledge - Eating Disorder Treatment


Find out more about eating disorder treatment in these short videos.

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Anxiety during weight restoration and anorexia recovery

From the Eating Recovery Center

Dr Anna Vinter discusses anxiety during anorexia treatment, particularly during weight restoration. 

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One-Day Conference for Parents and Caregivers

FEAST of Knowledge

FEAST of Knowledge is a virtual conference taking place on Monday February 27 from 4am – 10am NZ time. Registration will allow you to watch the webinar in your own time so no need to get up early!  This is a full day of cutting-edge presentations and interactive discussion opportunities with leading experts in eating disorders.

Presentation topics include navigating transitions, preventing relapse, finding good treatment, addressing suicidality and self-harm, the neurobiology of eating disorders, avoiding collusion with the eating disorder, tolerating distress, physical activity during recovery, and more!

The keynote speaker is Dr Christine Peat, Director of the US-based National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED). Dr Peat will be discussing ways to collaboratively improve the state of eating disorders treatment. You can view the complete programme on the registration page.

The cost to attend is US$60 for an individual and US$100 for a family (limit of 3 caregivers).

Register here         Find out more

Introduction to TBT-S 

EDANZ is delighted to announce that international expert Dr Laura Hill, PhD, FAED is offering a one-day introduction to TBT-S in Auckland on Tuesday, 14 March 2023. This event is for clinicians. For more information and to register, visit the event page.

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EDANZ Support Group Meetings

Upcoming support group meetings

EDANZ believes parents/carers have unique abilities to support one another and we hold regular meetings to which you are warmly invited. Currently, we're joining together around the country once a month thanks to Zoom videoconferencing technology. 

If you would like to participate in a virtual support group, please RSVP to and we'll send you the link.

We alternate monthly between evening and daytime meetings.

Upcoming 2023 meetings:

    January 16, 7-8pm
    February 17, 12-1pm
    March 13, 7-8pm

More information can be found on our website Parent/Carer Support Groups page

Remember: EDANZ helpline is open throughout the year – please don’t hesitate to contact us or leave a message on the phone 0800 2 EDANZ and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you are concerned about the safety of someone, please ring 111 or go to the Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.

Did you know, we receive no regular funding?

Many families have told us they consider our support to be essential and life-saving. However, we are a volunteer organisation and rely totally on donations and grants to provide our services – many of which are currently self-funded. 

Demand for our services has reached unprecedented levels, but sadly donations are down as the pandemic has hit Kiwis hard over the past two years.

If you can, please consider donating to EDANZ

Your donation will enable us to continue our work providing support to families, education to healthcare providers and the community, and advocating for improved access to evidence-based treatment for all affected New Zealanders. 

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