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Resources from the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)

Approximately one million Australians are living with an eating disorder in any given year; that is, 4% of the population. And the prevalence is increasing. Allied health professionals play a crucial role in identifying and responding to eating disorders, ensuring that people across all areas of Australia can access support and treatment early in the illness journey.

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) has a number of freely accessible resources available to help you increase your knowledge, skill, and confidence to respond to eating disorders. NEDC’s work, underpinned by lived experience, clinical, and research expertise, aims to develop and implement a consistent, evidence-informed, and equitable system of care for all Australians. Supporting workforce and system development in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia is of key importance. A recent NEDC professional development initiative saw 38% of participants (340 clinicians) representing regional, rural or remote areas.

Clinicians often mention that they are already seeing people experiencing eating disorders but don’t feel confident to talk with the person about the concerns. The following resources can help to equip you with the knowledge and skill to confidently and effectively respond to eating disorders: