EDV Submission on the Royal Commission Terms of Reference - Eating Disorders Victoria
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Thank you to those who contributed to the EDV submssion to the Royal Commission into Mental Health Terms of Reference.

We have now submitted our response to the Victorian Government regarding the Terms of Reference.

In summary, EDV would like to see the Royal Commission recommend holistic, structured and integrated reform across the mental health and medical health systems so that a thorough continuum of care is established for people experiencing eating disorders in Victoria.

Key to achieving this outcome will be:

  • Investment in more eating disorder specific services across all of Victoria
  • Investment in community mental health organisations that support individuals and families affected by eating disorders, particularly in step up/step down services.
  • Established, unified structure around pathways for help-seeking
  • Reviewed eligibility criteria for treatment services that is more inclusive, both geographically and medically.
  • Education/training of front line health workers that is eating disorder specific.
  • The inclusion of families as an integral part of treatment, rather than an additional/optional support.

You can read EDV’s full response here: EDV submission to the MH Royal Commission TOR_Jan19

The Royal Commission provides a significant opportunity for EDV to elevate the issues related to eating disorders, and place them on public record. Therefore, we encourage you to participate in the process as it unfolds over the next year or so. EDV will be encouraging people to speak directly to the Commission and can provide support to do so. We will also be making submissions on behalf of the collective experience where appropriate.

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