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November 2022 Newsletter

In this issue...

  • Free Webinar: FBT – your questions answered!
  • Upcoming support meetings

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey about this newsletter. We really appreciate your feedback. You told us that you either find the newsletter very helpful or quite helpful. And 100 percent of you were keen for it to continue to be monthly – so we will do so.

You also provided some useful suggestions about topics for the future that we will definitely consider for future editions. We are always open to feedback, so please do let us know if there are particular issues you’d like covered. You also provided other feedback that we will pass on to our volunteers.

Thank you once again to everyone who took the opportunity to provide feedback and thank you for your support.

FBT – your questions answered!

EDANZ is honoured to offer this informative webinar led by Dr James Lock, co-author of “Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder”, Professor of Psychiatry and Paediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Director of the Eating Disorder Program at Stanford Children's Health.

Please join us at 10.00am Saturday 19 November to hear from James, along with Kellie Lavender, Certified Family-Based Treatment Therapist and Supervisor, and Faculty Member of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, USA.

More information is below and on our website where you can also register to attend. 

EDANZ Webinar on FBT


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 2022 Dates:

    November: Monday 21st, 7pm-8.30pm

    December: Friday 16th, 12pm-1pm

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

Remember: EDANZ helpline is open throughout all Covid 'traffic lights' – 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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