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Eating disorders explained

Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice, a diet gone wrong or a cry for attention. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that affect around 1 million Australians.

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Welcome to new CEO Belinda Caldwell

EDV are excited to welcome Belinda Caldwell to the CEO role for the next 12 months. Belinda brings enormous experience of the eating disorder and broader health sectors and a deep personal commitment to making a difference to the eating disorders journey for those who experience them.

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Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week (BIEDAW) is taking place from September 2 - 8 2019. See how you can get involved with EDV's BIEDAW events this year.

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Learning to nourish my soul

To my body, thank you for not giving up on me. You’re the only one I have to take me through the journey of life. The only vehicle to connect my soul to the world, to touch, taste and smell the flavours of life. I promise to care and nurture you.

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There is no magic word, prescription or motivational speech that will force recovery upon you. Only you can make that choice. That choice will dissipate the loneliness and isolation that your eating disorder compels you to feel.

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I thought my eating disorder would make me thin. Instead it made me small.

"More than ten years on, my recovery hasn’t been fast, but it has been big. I still struggle to love my body sometimes. But I have learned that my body deserves to be cared for, regardless of how I feel about it in the moment."

Cheryl's story