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October 2022 Newsletter

Hi everyone

Just two main things to share this month:

  1. Rather than our usual format, this month we’d like your feedback on our regular newsletters. The short survey linked below will just take a few minutes to complete and we will use this feedback to try to ensure our newsletter is meeting your needs.

    Please take our survey:

  2. This Thursday there is a seminar on eating disorders and autism. More information is below.

Thank you
The EDANZ team

Autism and Eating Disorders Webinar
Thursday, 6 October

EDANZ is thrilled to advise you of a seminar on the topic of autism and eating disorders and ARFID being offered by our colleagues in Australia, Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA)... see below or read more on our News page.

Don’t be put off that this webinar is at 10pm NZ time on Thursday 6 October, as it will be available to registrants to view in their own time for a further four weeks!

Autism and Eating Disorders Webinar

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:

  • October: Friday 21st, 12pm-1pm
  • 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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