Australia has shown a deep desire to address the prevalence of eating disorders worldwide through prevention efforts and increased access to treatment. The country developed a proposed National Strategy on Body Image in 2009 to combat negative body talk and negative messages in the media. Through increased awareness and legislation, Australia and its Eating Disorder Treatment are becoming world leaders in the field of eating disorders.
“…‘My view is the average Australian person cannot live a lifestyle that dictates a constant, very restrictive eating regime and at the same time, a happy, social, healthy life.’” Read more here.
“One million Australians are struggling with an eating disorder, but they’re still seen as a ‘choice.’ A recovered anorexia sufferer shares her story.” Read more here.
Upcoming Featured Australia Eating Disorder Event:
August 23-24: Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) 2019 Annual Conference. Details:The 17th annual conference of the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders where clinicians, researchers, and students will get together to share knowledge and ideas on the current understanding of eating disorders and their treatment. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Thursday 22nd August as well as post-conference workshops on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th of August. Location: Adelaide, Australia. Time: 9 AM – 10 PM ACST. Additional Information: Learn More (Pub)