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Latest news: Eating disorder

Canberra academic’s book busts myths on treating eating disorders

When it comes to eating disorder recovery, stigma and shame are barriers to help-seeking behaviour. Sadly, studies show that 75 per cent of people with an eating disorder do not seek professional help.

Dr Vivienne Lewis: Fostering positive body image

Have you ever listened to how you speak to your body? How we feel about our body can affect our mood, self-esteem, eating, engagement in exercise, socialising, romantic relationships and anxiety. In extreme cases, a person with a very negative body image can develop an eating disorder, a severe mental health condition that affects a person’s mental and physical wellbeing.

ACT Model of Care for eating disorders

A new Territory-wide Model of Care for Eating Disorders brings together eating disorder services available across the public health system.

Construction begins on ACT residential eating disorder centre

Work began today on the ACT’s residential eating disorder centre in Coombs, after development approval was granted last week.

Free support continues for eating disorder carers in Canberra

Canberrans caring for loved ones with eating disorders can receive support from Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA) for free for another year, thanks to funding from the ACT Government.

Early intervention service for eating disorders coming to ACT

From next year, Canberrans with eating disorders will be able to access an early intervention service run by CatholicCare in Braddon.

More than skin deep: Cristina Silvestri

2022’s Miss Teen Diamond International, Butterfly Foundation Pathfinder, and born and raised Canberra girl, Cristina Silvestri, shares her five essentials, and a peek of what goes on beneath the skin. On days that...

Draft designs of ACT eating disorder centre released

The ACT Government has published draft designs for the long-awaited ACT residential eating disorder treatment facility.

Canberra teen beauty queen repays charity that saved her life

When 18-year-old Canberra woman, Cristina Silvestri, was chosen to compete for Australia in Miss Diamond International this September, she immediately knew which charity she wanted to represent. A couple of months ago, Cristina...

ACT Government’s eating disorder update ‘a significant milestone’

The ACT Government responded to a petition to improve support services for people in the ACT with eating disorders.

ACT residential eating disorder facility design tender awarded           

A dedicated facility in the ACT for people to access care for their eating disorders is a step closer with a design tender being awarded to Collard Clarke Jackson Canberra Pty Ltd.

New central hub in ACT for eating disorders

Launched today, the ACT Eating Disorders Clinical Hub is a central point for Canberrans with eating disorders to access the services and support they need, said Emma Davidson, ACT Minister for Mental Health.

Eating disorder petition will be tabled this week

A petition calling for more services to support people suffering from eating disorders will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly today.

Tender opens for eating disorders facility

The ACT Government has opened a design tender for Canberra's long-awaited first residential treatment centre for eating disorders.

Petition calls for improved eating disorder services in ACT

More than 17,000 Canberrans might suffer from an eating disorder – but those seeking help might wait almost a year to see a specialist, and there are no inpatient facilities in the ACT.