Support - Understanding - Change


Body Image & Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Recovery Forum



Please note the upcoming event in Brisbane for Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness (BIEDAW) Week in the first week of September.


The Eating Disorders Network warmly welcomes you to our recovery forum Recovery: Celebrating Success on the Way…


We have invited carer and recovery speakers to share their journey as well as an update of new services from the eating disorder sector. This event will include a community consultation for the upcoming project Food for Thought: Towards Change for Eating Disorders Carer Project Consultation


Please find enclosed a flyer with further information and please encouraged to forward this through your networks. Light refreshments will be served so please RSVP here: RSVP Through Event Arc

Event: Recovery: Celebrating Success on the Way…  A recovery forum
Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Date: 4th September
Venue:  The Maida Lilley Community Centre, Fortitude Valley
RSVP: 2nd September via Event Arc

For any further information, please contact Isis on 07 3844 6055




Upcoming Support Groups at EDA

Please find the flyer for EDA's support groups.

Contact admin [at] eda [dot] org [dot] au to register or for more information 

Isis are hiring: Eating Issues Practitioner

Eating Issues Pracitioner

Applications currently open and will  close 5 August 2015. 

Isis are hiring: Project Manager: Carer Project Position

Project Manager - Food for Thought Eating Disorders Carer Project  

Applications currently open and will  close 5 August 2015. 


Isis are seeking people with a recovery experience!

Isis the Eating Issues Centre is looking for people with lived experience in Brisbane, Ipswich on the Sunshine & Gold Coast and Darling Downs regions to take part in their peer mentor program.

Looking for participants over 18 for an online. You could win an iPad mini

Are you a female aged above 18yrs? Do you own an iPhone?

If so, you are invited to help with eating disorder research and be entered into a draw to WIN an iPad mini!

Click on the link for more information and the study: 

ANZAED Conference August 21-22

The Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) has an upcoming conference at the Gold Coast August 21-22. For details and registration please follow the link: 

Information night for parents, carers and professionals

Eating Disorders Association (QLD) are holding an information night for family members, friends, health professionals and anyone who is supporting someone with eating issues on the 16th May. This is a free event for family and friends and $80 for professionals.

Please contact EDA on 3394 3661 or admin [at] eda [dot] org [dot] au for more information or to RSVP

Second Conference for Carers of People With an Eating Disorde

Following the unparalleled success of Australia’s first (non-profit) conference for carers of people with eating disorders,  the second At Home With Eating Disorders conference, will be held in Melbourne  on 29th - 30th May 2015.

Isis Hours during the Holiday Break

Isis - the Eating Issues Centre will be closed from the 22nd of Dec to the 13 January. We encourage you to contact the Butterfly Foundation hotline on 1800 33 4673 if you need support during the holiday period. Have a peaceful and safe break and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Isis AGM, "Celebrating Opportunities for Recovery, Innovation and Change"

Isis – the Eating Issues Centre invites you to attend our AGM: Celebrating Opportunities for Recovery, Innovation and Change.

Please join us tor reflect on the year that's passed at our Annual General Meeting. We have invited several speakers to talk about their recovery experiences and we are looking forward to hearing their stories. As well as this, we will hold an informal discussion about the future directions of Isis. We would love your input and ideas.

All are welcome. If you've never been along to Isis and would like to touch base, if you're a long time member or are thinking of ways to support us, please come along and please consider becoming a member.

Supper and refreshments will be included.

Date: Thursday 4th December 2014
Time: AGM: 6.00-7.00pm
Speakers & Discussion: 7:30 – 8:30pm

Address: 1/109 Gladstone Road Highgate Hill 4101
RSVP: Tuesday 2nd December on 07 3844 6055 or by emailing info [at] isis [dot] org [dot] au

Dove BodyThink Educator Training

Exciting workshop available:

This 3 hour workshop is designed for teachers, youth workers and community professionals in the use of the self esteem, body image and media literacy program Dove BodyThink.

Recovery Workshop for Eating Issues

Esther Alexander is running a recovery workshop for eating issues and addicitive behaviours. Please see the flyer for more information and details.

Online study targeting Unhelpful Perfectionism

Chloe Yu Shu, a PhD candidate for Clinical Psychology, is recruiting female adolescents aged 14-17 years for an online study targeting unhelpful perfectionism. Please read Chloe's flyer for additional information about the study.

Participate in research relating to Eating Disorders

Participate in research to test the effectiveness of a from of counselling called Metacognitive Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the research and how to get involved.

Wed 3rd September 2014 Eating Disorders Professional Development Breakfast


7.30- 9.30 am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Guest Speakers:   


Ms Sarah-Louise McKenzie, developer of ‘Recovery Resources’ – A collection of resources to support recovery from disordered eating, including Supported Meal Therapy resources for adults in the community, and launch of new website.

Ms Isa Pfluger of Isis the Eating Issues Centre, presenting recently published paper: ‘Gestalt Approaches to Working with Clients Presenting with Bulimia’

Psychiatrist Dr Warren Ward of the Eating Disorders Service, RBWH on the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED) National Conference, August 2014.

Date:                           Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Please see full info for details on how to RSVP for this FREE event

Eating Disorder Recovery Forum 2014

5th September 2014 6pm- 8pm

Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2014
"Connecting with Recovery!"

Eating Disorders Network of Queensland proudly present a Recovery Forum to highlight positive body image and that Recovery from an Eating Disorder is Possible! A recovery panel will be speaking on their experiences of connecting with recovery, and Ms Sarah-Louise McKenzie, developer of 'Recovery Resources'- A collection of resources to support recovery from disordered eating, including Supported Meal Therapy resources for adults in the community, will also be launching her new website.  Please see attached flyer, we look forward to your RSVP!

Book release: Queering Fat Embodiment

A new book titled "Queering Fat Embodiment" has been released, and brings together the latest scholarship from different critical disciplines, and aims to challenge existing ideas of fat and fat embodiment.

Fat Activism Conference - Tools for the Revolution!

On 22-24 August 2014, a virtual Fat Activism conference will be held for people interested in creating a world that respects the diversity of body sizes. The conference aims to address issues concerning bullying, stigmatizing, shaming and oppression faced by fat people.

Study on risk-factors associated with self injury and eating issus

s part of a Bachelor of Psychological Science honours project, Bridie Stewart is looking at risk factors associated with self-injury and eating issues.

The study involves an anonymous, online questionnaire and is open to anyone 18 or older – regardless of whether they have experience with self-injury or eating issues. The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes and your time is greatly appreciated!!

For more information and to participate, please go to

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