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Eating disorders

Information and education resources

Resources that provide people with information and education on eating disorders using a range of modalities

What is it?

Resources that can help you in working towards your recovery goals might include:

  • education about living with an eating disorder
  • self-guided programs (e.g. apps)
  • directories to find eating disorder services and supports
  • platforms to hear stories and connect with other people who have experiences of living with an eating disorder.

What can someone expect?

There are various resources from trusted sources you can access to learn more about eating disorders.

Websites will often provide links to many different resources that might be helpful based on your preferences.

Some eating disorders organisations have social media channels, podcasts, videos and online communities.

Online tools can also be interactive and allow you to self-assess how you’re tracking, get support online, or locate services or professionals in your community that are experienced in working with people with eating disorders.

Who is this for?

Information and education resources can help you learn about other types of services and supports that might also benefit you, even if you’re already linked with an eating disorder service.

How can someone access it?

Butterfly Foundation provides a range of information and education resources including:

InsideOut’s website provides a self-screening tool, treatment services database and support organisation listing.

LearnED is an e-learning platform by Eating Disorders Victoria. It offers free or low-cost informational workshops, webinars and self-paced educational courses about eating disorders.

Break Free from EDis a self-guided and informative workbook to be completed by a person receiving treatment for an eating disorder. The workbook includes modules to learn about different aspects of eating disorders.

If you would like to read the guide to admission and inpatient treatment for adults with eating disorders in Queensland, please click here.

If you would like to read the admission of children and adolescents to acute mental health inpatients units, please click here.

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