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September 2022

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Positive body image in sport: BIEDAW 2022

Sunday 11 September

Sport has the capacity to shape and change lives in significant and formative ways, and we know that moving our bodies is good for us. However the constant attention to, and commentary about how people look as they engage in sport and movement can be really damaging for people across the spectrum from grassroots community sport, through to elite sport contexts.

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Eating Disorders in Pregnancy and Postpartum: BIEDAW 2022

Friday 9 September

Our bodies grow and change just as much as during adolescence, but in a shorter time frame. Sometimes, these changes can bring about body image concerns or eating disorders - usually for those who have experienced this in the past, but sometimes even for people who haven’t. It isn’t always easy to know the signs so you can act early, so we have pulled together some tips on how to know when you, or someone you know, might need help, and where to get it as you navigate through pregnancy to parenthood.

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Media Release: BIEDAW 2022

Monday 5 September

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Conversation starters

Monday 5 September

Early intervention can reduce the severity and duration of eating disorders and can make a full recovery more likely. Everyone can play a role in taking action early and having a conversation is a great way to start.

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Interrupting new eating disorder behaviours

Thursday 1 September

EDV's Carer Coaching team explain why being alert to new signs or eating disorder behaviours in your loved one, especially as they move through the different stages of recovery, is so important.

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August 2022

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Calls for support for Binge Eating Disorder

Tuesday 30 August

Eating Disorders Victoria is calling on the Victorian Government to take meaningful action on binge eating disorder (BED) as it maps out a state-wide eating disorder strategy alongside ongoing mental health reform. BED is the most prevalent eating disorder affecting Victorians, accounting for 47%, or 133,000, of the states increasing eating disorder cases.

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Pleasant activity scheduling in recovery

Thursday 25 August

Telehealth Counsellor Rosie explains why creating space for feel good activities can not only help lift your mood and energy levels, and reduce stress and anxiety, but can also help you explore who you are beyond the eating disorder.

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Body diversity, shopping and clothing

Thursday 18 August

Amy Woods from Creative Mental Health and Yoga takes us through her suggestions for size inclusive, comfort-orientated clothing options to support recovery.

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July 2022

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Nature and Recovery

Friday 22 July

What can nature do for your recovery?

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Rumination - a lived experience perspective

Monday 11 July

"Sometimes you know when something starts. It’s this seismic shift between before and after, where something changes and your life won’t be the same again. Other times, you don’t recognise the significance of something and cast it from your mind. I was thirty when I was unexpectedly diagnosed with an eating disorder I’d never even heard of before."

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Georgia's story - choosing recovery everyday

If you are just starting on your recovery journey, I want to tell you firstly how proud I am of you for taking those steps, and to not give up entirely if you have slip ups along the way – it is part of the journey, no story of recovery is linear.

Georgia's story

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