May 2020 Newsletter

Kia Ora

As we are all now becoming quite accustomed to 'Bubble Life', we hope the adapted events and resources below will be useful to support and inform you during this challenging time.


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FEAST of Knowledge Online Conference, Sunday 14 June

Announcing a conference for carers, with international experts, in our time zone! Registration is now open to join parents and carers around the world to learn, discuss, and be part of the science and practice of eating disorder treatment. On Sunday, 14 June, FEAST of Knowledge will be held as an online conference, with a programme designed to share the latest in eating disorder knowledge and treatment with you.   

This link takes you to details of the event and ticket sales: 
https://www.feast-ed.org/feast-of-knowledge-2020-is-open-for-registration

Follow this link for access to videos from the two previous FEAST of Knowledge conferences (Chicago 2018 and New York 2019):
https://www.feast-ed.org/feast-videos/




Zoom with us

Support Group for Parents via Zoom

Please come along to a virtual support group – as we're all still mostly staying home and getting used to keeping in touch with family and friends via video call, EDANZ are holding a Zoom meet up on Saturday, 9 May at 10-11am for parents and carers. 

As well as the opportunity to meet others, we'll share ideas on tolerating distress – so important when supporting your loved one to recovery. 

If you would like to join this meeting, simply email info@ed.org.nz and we will send you a link.




Useful Resources

Knowledge is power – we urge you to take some time to find out more from these articles and resources.

Tips for helping your child to eat
Eva Musby gives some great advice on supporting a young person during mealtime
https://www.feast-ed.org/tips-for-helping-your-child-to-eat/

The biology of eating disorders
Recent article in Science magazine giving an easy-to-understand account of the latest knowledge in eating disorder cause and treatment... share with family and friends!
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/rethinking-anorexia-biology-may-be-more-important-culture-new-studies-reveal

How does it feel to have an eating disorder? 
A young woman provides her perspective of her own struggles with an eating disorder 
https://good.net.nz/how-does-it-feel-to-have-an-eating-disorder/  

A Ted Talk by Laura Hill who, by the way, is presenting at FEAST of Knowledge on 14 June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEysOExcwrE

Getting through Shutdown 
The Mental Health Foundation provide New Zealanders with excellent advice and links with their Covid-19 Getting Through Together resource 
https://www.allright.org.nz/campaigns/getting-through-together


As always, don't hesitate to get in touch. We're still here to help. Hope to see you on Zoom!

Kia Kaha
EDANZ Support Team

Helpline: 0800 2 EDANZ or (09) 5222 679